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Bhopali: The movie followed by Q&A with members of the ICJB
Saturday, December 3 · 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Room 110, Building 66, MIT. Cambridge, MA
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... Trailer for the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttD-1oT9M7M
movie website: http://www.bhopalithemovie.com/
Q & A after the screening with members of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB).
About the Bhopal disaster and the movie:
On December 3rd, 1984, the city of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, India suffered the world’s worst industrial disaster. A chemical plant belonging to Union Carbide (now a subsidiary of Dow Chemical) released 40 tons of methyl isocyanate, a highly toxic chemical, immediately killing 4,000 people and affecting over 500,000 residents of the area. Till now, over 25,000 people have died as a result of the disaster, and thousands of Bhopalis are suffering from illnesses caused by exposure and water contamination due to the toxic waste left behind. On average, one person dies every day from its effects. Meanwhile, Indian authorities have failed to bring Union Carbide and Dow to account. Moreover, despite the repeated promises to clean up the toxic wastes, it remains, poisoning the water, the land, and spreading its tentacles every passing day.
"Bhopali" is Max Carlson's tribute to the resilient spirit of the Bhopal survivors and victims' struggle for justice. A heart-rendering, impressively polished account documenting the build-up of the disaster and its aftermath, it has won numerous awards, including the best documentary award at the New York Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival and the jury award at the Beverly Hills Film Festival.
About the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB):
The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal is a group working with members of the South Asian and human rights community to provide justice to the survivors of the Bhopal Chemical Disaster. Besides trying to engender support for the cause and work towards providing justice, our group is trying to build a movement that ensures or tries to ensure that there are No More Bhopals as a result of gross negligence and lack of corporate responsibility (Union Carbide/ Dow Chemical), here or anywhere else in the world.