While nickel may be great for Tesla, it's become detrimental to Indonesia--the largest producer of it. Today, children are unable to go to school because of landslides happening in villages because of nickel mining. Indonesian miners are full of regret, and trauma. 'From Dreams to Dust' is an award-winning documentary produced by EST and directed by our head of production @stephtangk follows a day in the life of one of the people living this story. His hometown has changed, his children’s education is compromised. At first, his wife didn’t want him to work in the nickel industry because there were so many accidents, and so many people died driving for these mining companies. And the consequences affect the whole village: children can’t get their education for fear of landslides that result in schools shutting down when it rains. Fisherman no longer have jobs because the entire coastline has been compromised by mining. Elon Musk’s message has been clear: mine more nickel and Tesla will give you a giant contract. Nickel is a critical component in electric cars, praised by many to be the key to a sustainable future. Sustainable for who?
Hidden Letters is about the secret language of Nushu, a language created by and used by Chinese women. Nushu became a secret support system to bond generations of women by providing comfort and understanding of the struggles women live in a patriarchal world. Hidden Letters follows two women, Hu Xin and Simu Wu, who are passionate and experts in the sacred language. Influenced by Nushu’s legacy of female solidarity, the two women struggle to find peace and balance as they forge their own paths in a male dominant modern-day China. The world premiere of Hidden Letters will be at Tribeca on June 11th, 2022. More Info on tickets can be found on the official website: hiddenlettersfilm.com or https://tribecafilm.com/films/hidden-letters-2022