Laika Film has entered a sales deal for ARICA with the Swiss-based Lightdox. Lightdox is a recently founded World Sales, Distribution and Marketing Agency run by some very experienced people in the field of international distribution. The company defines itself as a promoter of “films with the capacity to push the limits of perception, question important topics and move the audience deeply”.  We are very glad to collaborate with Lightdox! Lightdox is a small sales agent that shows great commitment to our film and whose profile fits perfectly for this kind of topic, says producer Andreas Rocksén. 

William Johansson Kalén’s and Lars Edman’s documentary about the struggle for justice in the Chilean desert town Arica has been selected to have its world premiere at IDFA (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam). The festival is the world’s largest, most prestigious documentary film festival. ARICA will be presented in the “Frontlight”-section. For 15 years Johansson Kalén and Edman have been following the case where the Swedish mining company Boliden is suspected of having acted negligent when it dumped 20 000 of tonnes of toxic sludge close to a poor neighborhood in Arica in the mid-80’s. The pile of toxic waste brought severe consequences

‘Arica’ which world premiered at IDFA (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam) is planned to have its Swedish premiere at Folkets Bio the 12 th of March 2021.  This film by Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén is an independent sequel to “Toxic Playground” dealing with the consequences when rich countries ship waste abroad.  In this documentary film, set ten years after the first one, we get to follow the residents of desert town Arica who take the multinational company Boliden to Swedish court to seek justice.  Read more about the movie at: