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Lightdox Snags Rights to IDFA Frontlight Player ‘Arica’ (Exclusive)

Lightdox Snags Rights to IDFA Frontlight Player ‘Arica’ (Exclusive)

Swiss sales company Lightdox has acquired international rights to Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén’s legal documentary “Arica” ahead of its IDFA world premiere in the Frontlight section.

Andreas Rocksen at Laika Film & Television Ab and William Johansson Kalén produced the legal documentary, with Clin d’Oeil films, Relation04 Media As, Radio Film Ltd. and Aricadoc each contributing as co-producers.

One of several high-profile Chilean productions or co-productions featuring at this year’s event, “Arica” examines the circumstances, long-term fallout and eventual legal battle resulting from illegal waste dumping of toxic chemicals by the Boliden mining company on the outskirts of Arica, a village in northern Chile.

According to the Business & Human Rights Resource Center, Boliden shipped approximately 20,000 tons of smelter sludge to the Polygono area in Arica between 1984 and 1985. The waste, originating from Boliden’s Rönnskär arsenic plant in Sweden, was sold to Chilean company Promel for processing, however,

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