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Grit

Presented by the Reva & David Logan Foundation

In 2006, international drilling company Lapindo carelessly unleashed an unstoppable toxic mudflow into East Java, burying dozens of nearby villages and displacing tens of thousands of Indonesians in the process. Documentarians Cynthia Wade (Academy Award winner for Freeheld) and Sasha Friedlander focus the tragedy around 16-year-old Dian, a survivor who is routinely ignored by her government, despite the unforgiving sludge continuing to engulf her home for over a decade. Chronicling the teenager’s transformation from a young girl into an outspoken advocate for her community, this is a timely showcase of the urgent need for political activism, the duty to hold those in power accountable, and the perseverance of the human spirit amidst social and environmental strife.

 

Encore screening: March 24

 

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