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Award winning Documentary on survivors of Bhopal Gas Tragedy to screen in Mumbai

By NewsDesk • Published on April 22, 2012

‘BHOPALI’ – A documentary about the survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal will be screened in Mumbai on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30pm in Alliance Francaise.

Directed by Van Maximilian Carlson, ‘BHOPALI’ documents the experience of second generation children affected by 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 film features Noam Chomsky, Satinath Sarangi, and attorney Rajan Sharma.

It won the Grand Jury Best Documentary Award and  Audience Award at Slamdance Film Festival, 2011.

The screening is being organized by The Root Reel, an initiative which showcases relevant, thought provoking films from across the world.

To know more about the film, click here.

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