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BHOPALI

(c) Oddbox Films

Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Health and the Environment Film Series

BHOPALI (India / USA, 2011, 83 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Examining the aftermath of the catastrophic industrial disaster, the massive leakage of poison gas from a Union Carbide pesticide factory in the central Indian city of Bhopal, this documentary consistently maintains a tone of soft-spoken outrage. The film reveals that the initial death toll of the Dec 3, 1984 calamity, which was estimated at 10,000 or more, has been surpassed by the significant number of chronic maladies and birth defects attributed to water contamination caused by the leakage. The film tells often heart-wrenching stories of the disaster’s living victims. These include severely handicapped children whose parents, most of whom are very poor, must seek help from charity-funded or government-operated facilities that often are ill-equipped to cope with so many in desperate need. Directed, produced and edited by Van Maximilian Carlson. Co-produced by Kirk Palayan.

UDC Screening: Introduced by Tolessa Deksissa, Director, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Science, University System of the District of Columbia. Discussion with filmmaker Van Maximilian Carlson follows screening.

Johns Hopkins University Screening - Presented by the International Reporting Project (IRP): Opening remarks by John Schidlovsky, Director, International Reporting Project (IRP). Discussion with filmmakers Van Maximilian Carlson, Ed Robbins and Jacob Templin. Reception follows screening.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

4:00 pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2012

University of the District of Columbia, Building 41, Room A-03
4200 Connecticut Ave., NW
(Metro: Van Ness/UDC)

FREE. No reservations required.

6:30 pm, Thursday, March 22, 2012

Shown with HAS FIRESTONE LIBERIA GONE FAR ENOUGH IN WORKPLACE REFORMS? and INDONESIA'S PALM OIL DILEMMA as part of the program Multinationals and Their Impact on Local Communities, presented by the International Reporting Project (IRP). Reception follows screening.

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Kenney Auditorium
1740 Mass. Ave., NW
(Metro: Dupont Circle)

FREE. No reservations required.

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