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Bhopali Documentary Screening with Survivor and Director Q&A

Date/Time :11/8/2013 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location :Rm 1347
Organizer :UCLA Environmental Law Society; UCLA International Human Rights Law Association
Website :https://www.facebook.com/events/405892712867598/406018716188331/?notif_t=like
Address :UCLA School of Law
Cost :$0
Description :
Bhopali is a feature documentary about the survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. The Bhopal gas disaster has resulted in 25,000 deaths to date, and currently affects over 500,000 people. Chronic health problems stemming from initial exposure to the highly toxic chemical, methyl isocyanate, (including sickness in the respiratory, ocular, neurological, neuromuscular, gynecological and reproductive systems) have plagued the survivors for almost three decades. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice and corporate responsibility, which has long been ignored.

The screening is part of a national screening tour put on by the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, North America, Amnesty International Canada/USA, the Association for India’s Development (AID) and South Asians for Justice. It is cosponsored by the UCLA Environmental Law Society and the UCLA International Human Rights Law Association.

Accompanying this tour is Bhopali survivor-activist, Sanjay Verma. Sanjay lost seven members of his immediate family (his parents, three sisters and two brothers) in a matter of 24 hours, and has become a key voice in this ongoing struggle for justice.

For more information about the screening tour and to learn more about the campaign for justice in Bhopal, go to www.icjb.org and www.bhopalithemovie.com.​