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Bhopali (Documentary)
Bhopali (Documentary)

Thursday, May 5, 2011,Tribeca Theater 1, 9.00 pm,
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Bhopali (Documentary)
Directed by Max Carlson
USA, 2011, 89 minutes, English, New York Premiere
Cast- Noam Chomsky, Satinath Sarangi, Sanjay Verma, Rajan Sharma, Hazra Bee

In 1984 a Union Carbide factory gas leak contaminated and killed thousands in Bhopal, India. Their suffering continues today: a father battles to save his dying daughter; a school rehabilitates children with birth abnormalities; a 25-year-old whose 9 family members perished, copes with pain and death. Fueled by their suffering, the community fights against the American corporation responsible for the continued tragedy.

BHOPALI is a feature documentary about the survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster. Today, the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible.
  • Winner Audience Award, Slamdance Film Festival, 2011
  • Winner Grand Jury Best Documentay Award, Slamdance Film Festival, 2011
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 Buffalo 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.

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