GRIT

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.

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

Supporters

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