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Bhopal: The Search for Justice

Thursday, February 9, 2006, 8:00 pm, $5

amnesty international

On December 2, 1984, the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India leaked poisonous methyl isocyanate gas killing 15000 men, women and children. Bhopal was and remains the world’s worst chemical industry disaster. 20 years later, survivors are being re-victimized by the deliberate thwarting of scientific and medical studies concerning the damage. Exploring charges of corruption and greed, Bhopal: The Search for Justice, follows Raajkumar Keswani, a local journalist whose prediction of the Union Carbide leak proved prophetic. Keswani documents the legacy – the continued pollution of drinking water sources; “gas widows” trying to survive on inadequate settlements; the possibility that the second and third generation of children are growing up with genetic abnormalities that some claim are caused by the gas. Directed by: Lindalee Tracey and Peter Raymont,Written by: Harold Crooks, Lindalee Tracey, and Peter Raymont, Running Time: 52 minutes


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