AUG 20, 2016 01:01 PM PDT
The other view of Rio's pollution
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This video is worth every one of its eighteen minutes. Media surrounding the disgusting "Dump of Rio" leading up to and throughout the Olympics this summer have portrayed truly to an extent the horrors of pollution that contaminate the city and it's surrounding waters. However, this short TakePart documentary focuses on more than its effects on the athletes.

Telling the stories of Rio residents fighting to clean up an environmental disaster in Guanabara Bay, the video follows a cast of Cariocas (the name for Rio residents), from ordinary citizens to activists to policy experts. It's hopeful, determined, community minded message is one that could not be more relevant to any corner of the world in this moment of environmental challenge. Please take the time to watch, and share the message in your own way.
About the Author
  • Kathryn is a curious world-traveller interested in the intersection between nature, culture, history, and people. She has worked for environmental education non-profits and is a Spanish/English interpreter.
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