Sunday Screening: Bhopali
In 2008, a baby girl is born in Bhopal, India, the site of the worst industrial disaster in history: the Union Carbide gas leak.
What should be a celebration is a tragedy. She has severe birth defects due to the contaminated water. The American corporation involved still refuses to take responsibility and make amends for the 1984 industrial disaster which contaminated the city of Bhopal, India.
Approximately 8,000 died in the immediate aftermath and 100.000 people are suffering from the heath effects of the contamination that remains in the groundwater. The death toll continues to rise.
Award-winning director Van Maximilian Carlson paints a chilling portrait of shattered lives and the gross negligence and class inequality that keeps the people of Bhopal from finding justice and safety.
Bhopali is set with the backdrop of the on the 25th anniversary of the event and shows the fight to hold American corporation Union Carbide accountable for their actions.
* Grand Jury Best Documentary Award, 2011 Slamdance Film Festival
* Documentary Audience Award, 2011 Slamdance Film Festival
* Best Documentary Award, 2011 New York Indian Film Festival
* Best Documentary Award, 2011 Los Angeles International Film Festival
* Best Director, 2011 Los Angeles International Film Festival
* Best Documentary Special Jury Award, 2011 Beverly Hills Film Festival
* Best Documentary Award, 2011 San Francisco United Film Festival
Directed by: Van Maximilian Carlson
Running Time: 80′