Arica PG

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This film was last shown on 12 May 2022

Part personal journey, part courtroom drama, Arica is the story of a community fighting for justice.

In the 1980s, Swedish mining company Boliden exported 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 co-director Lars Edman – born in Chile and raised in Boliden, Swenen, birthplace of the company – exposed the scandal. An empowering David vs. Goliath story and a chilling thriller rolled into one, the film is a clanging warning bell for communities all over the world to take note of what is happening in their own countries.

Lars Edman, William Johansson
1 hour 37 minutes


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