Location: Alliance Française auditorium
Date: Tue, 2012/04/24 – 6:30pm
In partnership with The Root
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Bhopali, by Marc Carlson (89’)
BHOPALI documents the experience of 2nd 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. 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.
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.