Arica – Film
September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£6
Director: Lars Edman, William Johansson Kalen, (Sweden, 2021)
Certification: PG | 1 h 37 min | Documentary | Language: Swedish, English, Spanish with English subtitles
Part personal journey, part courtroom drama, Arica is the story of a community fighting for justice. In the 1980s Swedish mining company Boliden ex-ported 20,000 tonnes of toxic waste to the Chilean desert town of Arica. Thousands of people became sick, many died from cancer.
Arica plunges us into the groundbreaking corporate accountability trial which began after Lars Edman – born in Chile and raised in Boliden, Sweden, birthplace of the company – exposed the scandal.
Since its World Premiere at IDFA in 2020, Arica has been screened at many festivals, winning numerous awards worldwide and raising awareness of the situation. Arica is an empowering David vs. Goliath story and a chilling corporate thriller all rolled into one. It is also a clanging warning bell for communities all over the world to take note of what is happening in their own countries.
The film screening includes a recorded introduction by the Directors of the film!
★★★★★ “A grimly enthralling tale of corporate delinquency” – The Telegraph
With support from the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN) awarding funds from The National Lottery
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