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18 Okt 2017

Laika Film

Documentary film director testifies as a witness in Swedish lawsuit against Boliden over allegations of firm dumping toxic waste in Chile

"Film director in court as landmark legal case begins",  16 Oct 2017

[Lars Edman, the  Swedish film director of multi-award winning documentary, TOXIC PLAYGROUND] has been summoned to appear as a witness in a land-mark trial beginning on Tueday October 17th in...Sweden. 

The case against Swedish mining corporation Boliden has been brought by Arica Victims KB, a newly formed Swedish company representing 796 Chileans from Arica who have suffered from multiple health problems since toxic waste was dumped in their town in1985.

Edman and his co-director William Johansson exposed the case of the Arica Victims in their multi-award winning documentary, TOXIC PLAYGROUND which prompted Lewis Gordon, executive director of the Enivronmental Law Defender Centre in the USA to begin a collaboration with a Swedish legal team led by attorney Johan Oberg

...The court will watch evidence from over 30 hours of material filmed during the production of Toxic Playground, featuring the Boliden employee responsible for allowing the toxic waste to leave Sweden.

The trial is set to continue for the next eight weeks.