Co-presented with the LEF Foundation
While drilling for natural gas in Indonesia’s East Java in 2006, multinational Lapindo hit an underground mud volcano, unleashing a tsunami of hot mud. Roads, factories and homes were destroyed, 20 lives were lost, and nearly 40,000 people were displaced. Over a decade later the mud still flows and neither Lapindo nor the government have made the reparations that they promised.
Dian was six years old at the time and her mother Harwati has struggled to raise her. The mother/daughter duo, along with many neighbors, fight against the corporate powers accused of one of the largest environmental disasters in recent history.
Guest: Co-Director Cynthia Wade
Moderator: Loren King, Film Critic & Globe Correspondent
Saturday, October 13
Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander
Tracie Holder, Matthew Syrett