Bhopal: The Search for Justice
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2004
SOUTH ASIA PARTNERSHIP CANADA
The National Film Board of Canada
White Wine Pictures
present the Ottawa premiere of
THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE
A Documentary Film
On December 2, 1984, the release of poisonous methylisocyanate gas from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India killed tens of thousands of people and maimed hundreds of thousands more. It was, and remains, the worldï¿½s worst industrial disaster. Twenty years later, amid charges of corruption, graft and greed, little compensation has been paid to the victims and their families. Bhopal is a sad, disgraceful testament to the absence of environmental and human justice.
This 52-minute documentary explores and analyzes the prospect for environmental and human justice in Bhopal. At stake is more than fair compensation for the many affected and afflicted ï¿½ ï¿½Bhopalï¿½ has become a rallying cry and a test case for international environmental law and human rights.
A Panel Discussion will follow, including:
Peter Raymont and Linda Lee Tracey, Filmmakers
Cheryl Hodgkiss, Amnesty International Campaigner
Daya Varma, Retired Professor of Pharmacology, McGill University
Richard Harmston, South Asia Partnership Canada
DATE: Thursday December 2, 2004
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Ottawa Public Library Auditorium
120 Metcalfe St.