GRIT

Co-presented with the LEF Foundation

 

In 2006, international drilling company Lapindo unleashed an unstoppable toxic mudflow into East Java, burying dozens of nearby villages and displacing 60,000 Indonesians. Directors Cynthia Wade (Academy Award® winner for FREEHELD) and Sasha Friedlander focus the tragedy around 16-year-old Dian, a survivor routinely ignored by her government, despite the unforgiving sludge continuing to engulf her home for over a decade. Chronicling the teenager’s transformation as she becomes an outspoken advocate for her community, GRIT is a timely showcase of the urgent need for political activism and the perseverance of the human spirit amidst social and environmental strife.

“Shot with poetic grandeur and stirring political heft” – POV magazine

Website: gritdocumentary.com

 

Guest: Co-Director Cynthia Wade

Moderator: Loren King, Film Critic & Globe Correspondent


Screenings:

Saturday, October 13

5:30PM

Brattle Theatre

Film Info Info

Directors:

Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander

Producers:

Tracie Holder, Matthew Syrett

Year:

2018

Length:

80 minutes

Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance

Sponsors

Via Global Advisors Hunt’s Studio Allston Hotel Stella Artois Stella Cidre Ninety Plus Cellars

Supporters

Alden & Harlow LEF Foundation Independent Film Festival of Boston WGBH Hops N Scotch HUBweek Boston Women’s Film Festival The Brattle Theatre Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival