Fusion is premiering the documentary "Silent River" exclusively on Snapchat Discover today. Watch trailer here.This marks the first documentary Fusion has debuted on the Snapchat Discover platform internationally.
"Silent River" follows a young woman as she defies death threats to confront the pollution of one of the most contaminated rivers in Mexico, which flows through an industrial zone on the outskirts of Guadalajara. In 2008, a young boy fell into a tributary of the river -- hours later he was in a coma. 18 days later he died from an overdose of arsenic poisoning. The documentary was produced by Steve Fisher.
On Tuesday, June 2 Fusion Investigates will release an in-depth report on Fusion.net that examines how factories, many of them U.S. owned, get away with illegally dumping toxic chemicals into Mexico’s waterways, sometimes with deadly consequences.