Global Health Film Series

Bhopali



Date
January 13, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location
Room 109, Parran Hall, Graduate School of Public Health
Description
“Bhopali” documents the experience of second-generation children affected by the worst industrial disaster in history and subsequent contamination of groundwater and soil after a 1984 accident at a Union Carbide Corp. pesticide plant in Bhopal, India.

The film follows several children as they and their families cope with ongoing medical and social consequences, as well as their memories of that traumatizing night that shocked the world. Set against the backdrop of vehement protests for the 25th anniversary of the disaster, the film features attorney Rajan Sharma, writer Noam Chomsky, and activist Satinath Sarangi.

“Bhopali” has received multiple “Best Documentary” awards, including the Slamdance Film Festival, the Los Angeles International Film Festival, and the San Francisco United Festival, all 2011, and the Global Visions Film Festival, 2012.