2018 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Directors Cynthia Wade; producer Tracie Holder, directors of photography Boaz Freund, Axel Baumann, Peter Mychalchewyz, assistant camera Josh Feezer, Ian Rowan; field producer Vanessa Bergonzoli; executive producer Abigail E. Disney

NYC PREMIERE In 2006 a rush of molten mud exploded in East Java, Indonesia, flooding 16 villages and displacing more than 60,000 people; 12 years later the hot sludge is still flowing. Grit profiles one girl’s awakening to activism as her family campaigns against the corporation responsible for the man-made catastrophe. Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander spent six years capturing the unworldly reality of East Java’s ecological disaster with breathtaking cinematography and a patient eye for the youth coming of age amid the mudflow


Fight the Power


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Director: Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander
Executive Producer: Abigail E. Disney, Tyler Robinson, Barbara Dobkin
Producer: Sasha Friedlander, Cynthia Wade, Tracie Holder, Matthew Syrett
Cinematographer: Boaz Freund, Axel Baumann, Bao Nguyen, Peter Mychalcewycz
Editor: Sasha Friedlander
Music: Max Avery Lichtenstein, Adam W. Berg
Running Time: 80
Language: Indonesian
Country: USA, Indonesia, Denmark
Year: 2018