[act-ma] 02/03 Bhopal The worst Industrial disaster in human history : Documentary screening with director (Today, 6:30 pm, MIT 6-120)
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Thu Feb 3 07:11:30 PST 2011
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Students for Bhopal at MIT, Association for India's development at MIT
and the Boston Coalition for Justice in Bhopal are together bringing the
award winning director Max Carlson to Boston for a special screening of
his critically acclaimed documentary "Bhopali". The screening at MIT
will happen Today, February 3rd at 6:30 pm.
We hope you can catch him in one of these screenings. A really
flattering review of Bhopali was just released in Variety Magazine
Karthik Shekhar (Students for Bhopal, MIT)
*When :* Thursday, February 3, 2011 (6:30pm)
*Where:* MIT, Building 6, Room 120
The event is Free and Open to the Public.
Watch the Movie Trailer <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttD-1oT9M7M
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*About the Documentary:*
BHOPALI is a feature length documentary about the world’s worst
industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India.
Thousands were killed and up to 500,000 were affected by the
contaminants. 26 years have passed since the disaster, yet the suffering
continues and, for the victims, justice has yet to be seen. Award
winning director Van Maximilian Carlson presents a modern portrait of
shattered lives in the community surrounding the abandoned Union Carbide
factory. We focus on survivors of the disaster and their families as
they continue life amongst the indelible remainders of contamination and
death. Set against a backdrop of high stakes activism, global politics,
and human rights advocacy, this film explores the ongoing struggle for
justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for
the disaster. Featuring Noam Chomsky, Satinath Sarangi, and attorney
*About the Director, Van Maximilian Carlson
Van Maximilian Carlson, born November 1984, is a Los Angeles-based
director, editor, and cinematographer who has worked on numerous
projects including documentaries, commercials, trailers, and several
original dramatic films. His directorial works have received numerous
awards, such as a “Special Jury Award” at the 40th Annual USA Film
Festival, the “Most Promising Director Award” at the Bualo Niagara Film
Festival, and the “Best Director Award” at the Toronto International
Teen Movie Festival for a short film he completed while in high school.
He directed and shot DISSOCIATIVE (2008), which went on to win a “Best
thriller Award.” His film, NINTH NOVEMBER NIGHT (2004), was considered
by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Documentary Screening
Committee to be “one of the outstanding documentaries of 2004.” His
editorial work has also been recognized and awarded three Promax/ BDA
awards and one Key Art nomination.
*Association for India's Development <http://www.aidindia.org/
(AID) is a volunteer movement committed to promoting sustainable,
equitable, and just development. In solidarity with non-violent people's
struggles, AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates
efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education,
livelihoods, natural resources, health, women's empowerment, and social
karthikshekhar at gmail.com
The Laboratory for Computational Immunology,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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