Thursday, October 26, 7pm, Olin Aud. The personal and political struggles of a village hit by environmental disaster.
Minamata: The Victims and Their World (dir. Noriaki Tsuchimoto, 1971, Japan, 120 min.; Japanese with English subtitles)
Residents of a small fishing village are poisoned by mercury released into the bay by a fertilizer plant. The film follows the residents as they fight the disease and create a political movement to seek justice.