ARICA now in cinemas across the UK
The courtroom drama ARICA by Lars Edman & William Johansson Kalén — distributed by Tull Stories — opens in theaters across the UK on Friday, May 6th!
“A grimly enthralling piece of campaigning cinema… It’s as much a film about legal process as social injustice, and the nitty-gritty is eye-opening”
TIM ROBEY, DAILY TELEGRAPH
Founded by Jonny Tull in 2017, Tull Stories is an independent film distribution and cinema support agency. Working as both film exhibitor and distributor, supporting independent cinemas, arts and culture organizations, film festivals and film distributors on projects spanning independent film releases, film booking and programming, audience development, fundraising and more.
A Swedish mining company exports 20,000 tonnes of toxic waste to the Chilean desert town of Arica. Thousands of people become sick, many die from cancer. Arica plunges us into the groundbreaking corporate accountability trial which begins after Lars Edman – born in Chile and raised in Boliden, birthplace of the company – exposes the scandal.
Alongside his co-director William Johansson, Lars follows the story for 15 years, exposing how decisions made decades ago in Europe continue to affect people in South America. Part personal journey, part courtroom drama, ARICA is the story of an afflicted community fighting for justice against a multinational company desperate to clear their name.
Following the World Premiere at IDFA in 2020, ARICA has gone on to win numerous awards on the festival circuit and also prompted an intervention by a group of UN experts who are now calling for the Swedish government to ensure that the waste is returned to Scandinavia to be securely stored.
Discover showtimes on TullStories website here.
Learn more about ARICA on the official web page here.