As early as 1937, the Chisso Corporation began dumping toxic waste into the waters of a fishing village in Minamata, Japan, initiating a form of methylmercury poisoning in the local population now known as Minamata disease. Kazuo Hara’s documentary tracks the legal struggles of several long-term sufferers of this disease, filming their battle across 15 years to create an epic three-part film.

The film is playing in 3 parts (with breaks) on Sunday 13 Jun / Showroom Cinema.

Part 1 - 11:00 - 13:00 (BST)
Interval (45mins) 
Part 2 - 13:45 - 16:00 (BST)
Interval (30 mins)
Part 3 - 16:30 - 19:00 (BST)

The three-part showing of MINAMATA Mandala will be followed by a Q&A with Kazuo Hara which will be shown after the screening and be available on Selects.

Screenings in cinema and online

MINAMATA Mandala 1, 2 & 3
Showroom Cinema 1
Sun 13 June 11:00 - Sun 13 June 18:57
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