Toxic history leaves a long shadow over the town of Arica, Chile. From 1984-1985, the Swedish company Boliden Mineral AB dumped nearly 20,000 tonnes of toxic waste on the open earth beside the town. The public was uninformed of the dangers, and a playground was built on the hill of arsenic, mercury, cadmium and lead. Their children deserved better…
As part of its activities for Raw Materials Week and in the context of the ongoing campaign for a strong EU due diligence law, the EEB is pleased to host this screening of Arica. The documentary depicts the struggle for environmental justice as 800 local residents take a Swedish multinational company to court. The film will be complemented by an introduction from experts on environmental justice and due diligence and a short presentation from the LOCOMOTION project about their newly launched Transport Electrification Report.
Drinks and light refreshments will be provided at the beginning of the screening.
18:55 – 19:15: Refreshments
19:15 – 19:35: Introduction
19:35 – 21:15: Screening (97 minutes, approx 1h40)