'Bhopali' Film Screening

Date: 

October 22, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location: 

Boyd Law Building, Levitt Auditorium
http://www.uiowa.edu/~maps/b/blb1.htm

Contact Name: 

Renu Pariyadath

The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB, North America), in collaboration with the UI Public Policy Center, Association for India’s Development (AID) and Amnesty International, is organizing a screening of the award–winning documentary Bhopali on Tuesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. in the Levitt Auditorium, Boyd Law Building, followed by a Q&A and discussion.

This event marks the 29th year of the Bhopal Gas Disaster, which has been a messy nexus of unresolved issues in health, corporate accountability, law, environment, and worker rights, among others.

Bhopali, made by award–winning director van Maximilian Carlson, documents the experience of second–generation children affected by the gas disaster of 1984 and groundwater contamination by Union Carbide Corporation, now owned by Dow Chemical, the second largest chemical company in the world. The documentary follows several Bhopali children as they and their families cope with the ongoing medical and social disaster, as well as their memories of the disaster that shocked the world. Set against a backdrop of high–stakes activism, global politics, and human rights advocacy, this film explores the Bhopalis’ ongoing struggle for justice and also features Noam Chomsky, activist Satinath Sarangi, and attorney Rajan Sharma.

For more information, contact Renu Pariyadath at renu–pariyadath@uiowa.edu.

http://www.bhopalithemovie.com/