A shocking investigation into the illegal dumping of toxic waste in the Chilean city of Arica. Babies with malformations, cancers, miscarriages... The consequences were terrible for the inhabitants of Arica but no one wants to be accountable. Boliden, the Swedish multinational responsible for the events, hid the disaster for decades. Lars Edman, a young Swede of Chilean descent, became interested in the case in 2009 and his search will eventually take the all-powerful company to court.
Boliden’s notoriety goes back a long way. The ecological disaster in the Doñana Natural Park, which polluted the Guadiamar River in 1998 and shook Spanish society, was caused by a toxic spill from the multinational.
The Swedish company has enough resources to clean up its reputation, but the Arica scandal demands deeper reparation than a marketing campaign. Can the Swedish government ignore the demands of the victims? The reality is undeniable, but power is capable of everything to avoid bearing the costs of millionaire compensations.
The good fight is brilliantly told and the film sheds light on a shameful case of modern colonialism.— Davide Abbatescianni · Cineuropa
The film is a story of strength, loyalty and perseverance. But is also a tale of human frailty.— Nick Cunningham · Business Doc Europe
A David and Goliath story with a multinational corporation as the culprit.— Down To Earth
One of “the most interesting takes on the critical discourse against capitalism” at IDFA.— Point Of View Magazine