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Wednesday, July 6 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
SIMA Flims: Silent River + Discussion

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The Santiago River flows along the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico. For forty years, waste from one of Mexico’s largest manufacturing corridors has been dumped into the Santiago. 80% of the companies in the corridor – brands like IBM, HP, Coca­Cola, Levi’s, Honda and Nestlé – are American and Japanese. The river has been transformed into a sewer with over 1000 known chemicals, including dangerously high levels of arsenic, chrome, and lead. Silent River follows a young woman and her family as they defy death threats to try and save the one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico.

Directors: Jason Jaacks & Steve Fisher
Producer: Steve Fisher
2014 | 25 min Mexico
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English 

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Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)

Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)
The Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) started as the first documentary and educational media competition honoring members of both the independent film and global humanitarian industries. We set out to propel and elevate social-impact filmmaking that inspires crucial perspectives and... Read More →
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Araceli Campos

Director, Impact Hub Mexico City
Araceli is an entrepreneurial ecosystem developer and enhancer looking to add value to the impact startup community. An innovation enthusiast who has catalyzed the growth of numerous early stage impact startups, providing creative solutions to bring together individuals and resources... Read More →

Wednesday July 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Impact Hub Seattle - Globe Room