7:30 PM, 22nd April, 2021
** In accordance with ANU COVID-19 safety protocols, all attendees must pre-register before attending screenings. No walk-ins can be permitted under any circumstances, so please register to avoid disappointment. Registration forms will only open two weeks prior to the film's screening date, and will close at 12 PM on the day of the screening. **
Presented in partnership with ANU Law Reform and Social Justice, who will be hosting a post-film discussion with an eminent panel of environmental law experts and activists: Dr Jonathan Liljeblad (ANU College of Law Senior Lecturer), Melanie Montalban (ACT Environmental Defenders Office Managing Lawyer) and Annika Reynolds (LRSJ GreenLaw founder).
Ohio-based environmental attorney Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) is used to defending large corporations. So when a West Virginia farmer comes to him claiming that a local chemical plant is somehow behind his herd of nearly 200 cattle dying from a strange disease, he isn’t really interested. After visiting the farm, however, he agrees to take on the case – and, with it, the full corporate and legal might of DuPont, one of the world’s largest chemical firms.
Inspired by the shocking true story of Bilott and his class action suits against DuPont, Dark Waters is as David-and-Goliath-y as they come. Directed by Todd Haynes (Carol, Far From Heaven), the gripping film features a stellar cast including Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman and Victor Garber.