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New York Screening of Bhopali

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 4:00pm
Bhopsli

New York City Premiere
Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 7 PM
at IndieScreen
285 Kent Avenue at S. 2 Street
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Tickets for the NYC Premiere are $10-12.  They can be purchased here.

Screening and Panel Discussion
Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 4 PM
with
Sanjay Verma, survivor & activist

and
Max Carlson, Director
at Alwan for the Arts
16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Tickets for the Screening & Panel Discussion are free and open to the public.  Registration is required to reserve a seat. RSVP here.

Bhopali documents the experience of second generation children affected by the Union Carbide gas disaster of 1984, the worst industrial disaster in history, and subsequent contamination of groundwater by Union Carbide Corporation (an American company now owned by Dow Chemical, the second largest chemical company in the world). It follows several children as they and their families cope with the ongoing medical and social disaster, as well as their memories of that traumatizing night that shocked the world and changed Bhopal forever. Set against the backdrop of vehement protests for the 25th anniversary of the disaster, the Bhopalis continue to fight for justice, proving to be anything but victims.

Thousands were killed and more than 100,000 were affected by the contaminants. 26 years have passed since the disaster, yet the suffering continues and, for the victims, justice has yet to be seen. Award winning director Van Maximilian Carlson presents a modern portrait of shattered lives in the community surrounding the abandoned Union Carbide factory. The film focuses on survivors of the disaster and their families as they continue life amongst the indelible remainders of contamination and death. Set against a backdrop of high stakes activism, global politics, and human rights advocacy, this film explores the ongoing struggle for justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for the disaster. Featuring Noam Chomsky, Satinath Sarangi, and attorney Rajan Sharma.

For more information on the movie, visit its website and watch the movie trailer.

Related reading: Ansell and Tinsley, "Bhopal's Never Ending Disaster," The Environmentalist, October 13, 2011.



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