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Grit (Climate Week North East)

Shared Planet

Tue 24 March | 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm

Belmont Filmhouse
49 Belmont Street
Aberdeen, AB10 1JS United Kingdom
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Venue phone: 
01224 343 500
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 Venue website: 
http://www.belmontfilmhouse.com

Film Synopsis: Grit

Director: Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2018 | Length: 81 min
Language: Indonesian with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Dian was six when she heard a rumbling as an earthquake, set off by natural gas drilling in the area, led to a tsunami of mud hurtling towards her village. Ten years later, thousands of people in her community still seek reparation from the powerful mining company responsible for the damage. As a teenager finding her political voice, Dian has high hopes for Indonesia’s new administration – but she faces many obstacles on the road to justice.

Dian’s story epitomises that of many other indigenous populations rising up against the impunity with which large mining companies are destroying communities, cultures and the environment. While it exposes the links between energy companies and government – fuelled by bribes and political expediency – Grit is, at its heart, a rousing tribute to youth activism and to the role of education in empowering young women.

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Beyond the Screen

The film will be followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Screening as part of Climate Week North East

Booking Information

Tickets on sale here or via the booking line on 01224343500