“Grit” a film by Cynthia Wade with Q&A
June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10.00
Shot over the course of six years and co-directed by Academy Award-winning director Cynthia Wade and award-winning director Sasha Friedlander, Grit has been met with critical acclaim at international film festivals. This cinematic documentary captures a hardly known yet massive environmental disaster: an unstoppable mudflow in Indonesia believed to be caused by natural gas drilling. The story follows Dian, an Indonesian girl in East Java, as she grows up in the shadow of gigantic mud explosions, yearning for her childhood home buried deeply under 60 feet of cracked mud. As Dian matures into a young woman, she challenges the drilling company with gritty determination.
After this feature documentary, we will have a Q&A with director Cynthia Wade.