Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bhopal

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Below are some videos related to the Union Carbide disaster at Bhopal. Warning: some of the images and footage in both videos are quite graphic, and very disturbing (dead women and children, chemical injuries).  Additionally, you may want to check out the legal campaigns being undertaken by the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (http://bhopal.net/), as well as the Bhopal Medical Appeal (http://www.bhopal.org/). When you google “Bhopal,” interestingly, the first website that comes up (http://www.bhopal.com/) is funded by Union Carbide, and paints a very different picture of accountability.

We should also be aware that the Bhopal event has become the mise-en-scène for a forthcoming Hollywood feature film, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, which raises all kinds of questions about the ethics of representation (who, how, etc). You can read about the film here.

 

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