Bhopal Express

by Mahesh Mathai Documentary India 2000 100'

Produced by David Lynch, the film is set in Bhopal (India) during the gas tragedy of 1984. Bhopal Express denounces the irresponsible methods of large corporations and their effects on common people. On the night of the tragedy poisonous fumes coming out of the Union Carbide factory spread over a 20 square kilometer area, killing over 8,000 people and damaging the health of 500,000. To avoid "unjustified alarm" among the nearby community, the factory siren was switched off. This will turn the incident into a permanent disaster of enormous proportions.

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23° Festival


29 May - 03 June 2020

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