MUFFTix: Grit at Hot Docs 2018
We figured two ticket giveaways weren't enough so we've got another one for you (and maybe even one more after this!). GRIT, directed by Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander, is an environmental documentary from the perspective of a young activist fighting for justice.
While multinational Lapindo was drilling for natural gas in Indonesia’s East Java in 2006, they hit an underground mud volcano, unleashing a tsunami of hot mud that covered an area twice the size of Central Park. Roads, factories and homes were destroyed, 20 lives were lost and nearly 40,000 people displaced. In a film that inspires one to fight against injustice, we see that 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 neighbours, fight against the corporate powers accused of one of the largest environmental disasters in recent history. The film bears witness to Dian’s transformation from a young girl to a politically active teenager determined to defend the powerless.
If that doesn't interest you then you should probably check your pulse because you're likely dead. In all seriousness, we're honoured to be supporting this doc and giving our community a chance to attend the world premiere.
Watch the trailer for GRIT and scroll down for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Monday April 30 at 8:30PM screening. We'll be drawing 3 winners on Saturday April 28!