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Films // Coming up // Arica (PG)
16 June

Arica (PG)

Dir. Lars Edman & William Johansson Kalén | 2022 | 97 mins | Sweden

Part personal journey, part courtroom drama, Arica is the story of a community fighting for justice. 

In the 1980s Swedish mining company Boliden exported 20,000 tonnes of toxic waste to the Chilean desert town of Arica. Thousands of people became sick, many died from cancer. Arica plunges us into the groundbreaking corporate accountability trial which began after Lars Edman – born in Chile and raised in Boliden, Sweden, birthplace of the company – exposed the scandal. 

“The good fight is brilliantly told and the film sheds light on a shameful case of modern colonialism.” - Cineeuropa

Swedish, with English subtitles.

Arica (R)

Thursday 16th June, 7.30pm

Flexible Ticketing:

Pay as you feel! £2, £4, £6 or £8

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.


Please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), think social distance, and sanitise your hands on arrival. 


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