human rights & business (and a few other things)

Screening of award-winning film Bhopali at Middlesex University

Friday 4 May – 15:00-17:30

The Barn 2, Hendon Campus

Middlesex University Law Department and the Bhopal Medical Appeal are organising a screening of the film Bhopali, which has won several prestigious awards. It is a documentary about the survivors of the world’s worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for the disaster.

One of the disaster’s survivors, Sanjay Verma, will be with us for a Q&A session after the film. Sanjay was 6 months old at the time of the disaster. He lived with his parents, and eight brothers and sisters, in the slum bustee right opposite the disaster factory. Sanjay’s life was saved by his sister simply bundling him up in a cloth and running from their home, fleeing amongst the panic, after they smelled the escaping gas. Sanjay, his sister, and his 13 year old brother survived. His five other siblings and both of his parents died that night. Sanjay’s was the worst hit family in all of Bhopal.

The event is free but please RSVP to Christiana Frandzis ([email protected]). Light refreshment will be served.

We look forward to welcoming you at Middlesex University.

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