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We have a lot of resources available for use by students and campus groups. Please look over the list below and contact Shana Ortman for questions or scheduling information.

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Photo Exhibit
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"We are not Flowers, We are Flames!", a photo exhibition by Raghu Rai and Maude Dorr, is on tour and available for exhibition on your campus.

"Chilling! Devastating! My heart cried. Beautiful! Awful!"
- Mike (Seattle, April 2005)
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The 1984 gas leak in Bhopal, India, known as the "Hiroshima of the chemical industry," remains the worst industrial disaster in human history. The people in Bhopal know the meaning of chemical terror and have lived with its aftermath ever since. "We are not Flowers, We are Flames!" documents both the horror of the disaster and the perseverance and determination of those who survived to demand justice, corporate accountability, and their basic human right to an environment free of chemical poisons.

The full exhibit includes 24 pieces, and the cost of shipping it, including insurance, is usually close to $120 (one-way, as it's always in rotation). We ask for three weeks' notice if you'd like to host the exhibit, but it's sometimes available on shorter notice. Individual pieces are two feet by eighteen inches, and are light enough to be hung easily with painters' tape applied to the back. Thumbnails of the exhibit are available below, but the full exhibit includes descriptions.


"Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal, India"

"Mass Cremations"

"The Morning After and Thereafter"

"Burial of a Child"

"Heart Surgery at 18"

"The Shrinking Girl"

"Death Doctor"

"Grieving Father, Grieving Families"

"Hasan Ali and His Daughters"

"Mohammad Arif"

"Patients at a Bhopal Memorial Hospital Unit"

"Masked Protest"

"Union Carbide Pesticide Plant"

"The Control Room"

"First Floor MIC Unit"

"Storerooms"

"Barrels of Sevin Waste"

"Poison!"

"What Union Carbide Left Behind"

"Living with Contaminated Water"

"Sambhavna Health Workers in the Field"

"The Spirit of Bhopal"

"Dow Clean Up Bhopal Now"
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Raghu Rai is internationally recognized as India's most distinguished photographer. His photographs have appeared in such publications as India Today, Time, The New York Times, Paris Match, and National Geographic, and he has won the Nikon Photo Award numerous times. The images that he took in Bhopal on Dec. 3rd, 1984, the morning after the gas disaster, documented the horror and captured a community in trauma.

Better than National Geographic!
Sometimes the saddest images make the best art.

- Georgetta (Seattle, April 2005)
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In 2002, Greenpeace commissioned him to record the continuing tragedy and mounted an exhibit of his photographs which traveled extensively in Europe and South America. In conjunction with the exhibit Greenpeace also published a book of Rai's photographs entitled Exposure: Portrait of a Corporate Crime. Some of Rai's photos have been generously donated to this exhibit by Greenpeace. The color photographs and collages were created by Maude Dorr, an artist and writer, who visited Bhopal in Nov/Dec of 2002.

Since December 2003, "We are not Flowers, We are Flames!" has been exhibited at Princeton University, Wheaton College, Penn State, the University of Colorado, Johns Hopkins University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Houston, the University of Minnesota, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Washington, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Vintage High School. To request an exhibition at your school, contact Shana Ortman.

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Bhopal Documentaries
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Twenty Years Without Justice by Sanford Lewis
Twenty years ago, an accident at a Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India, turned the city into a gas chamber. Called the "Hiroshima of the chemical industry" it still ranks as the world's worst-ever industrial disaster. "Twenty Years Without Justice" explores the disaster's consequences, its causes, and the 20-year campaign which seeks justice for those who survived it. The film includes interviews with several gas survivors; the lawyer behind their historic US lawsuit against Carbide; and a former engineer from the now-abandoned factory. Twenty years later, Bhopal remains a visceral example of environmental injustice, the costs of corporate globalization and the need to control corporate power, and "Twenty Years" is an insightful look at this shocking disaster.

An excellent documentary and campaign video, ideal for classroom presentations, conferences, and other educational events! (17 minutes, 2004)

Available in VHS, DVD, and online at http://bhopal.strategicvideo.net.

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Litigating Disaster by Ilan Ziv
How is it possible that nearly two decades after the world's worst industrial disaster there is no legal closure? Why has the case been left to rot in the backwaters of the legal system without delivering justice to the victims?

The powerful new film LITIGATING DISASTER explores how Union Carbide successfully manipulated both the US and the Indian legal systems against each other, to avoid having to defend its record in any court. Featuring Raj Sharma, the attorney for the Bhopal victims, the film follows the case he brought in front of the Federal District Court in New York. Constructed as Sharma’s case would be presented to a jury, the film presents the compelling evidence assembled against Union Carbide, including never-before-seen documents, exclusive interviews with former Union Carbide officers, powerful archival material, and scenes filmed in and out of the abandoned plant.

As the story unfolds, the film makes it clear the real culprit is the lack of any international law or tribunal to govern the activities of multinational corporations. Read more about the film here. (60 minutes, 2004)

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One Night in Bhopal by Steven Condie and the BBC
One Night In Bhopal, an exceptional new documentary by the BBC, reveals how and why an American-owned chemical factory that was meant to bring prosperity to the people of an Indian city, instead brought death and destruction. By mixing drama, documentary, graphics and archive material, the programme gives an extraordinary insight into the world's worst industrial disaster.

Through the testimony of key witnesses, this documentary reveals the events as they unfolded and how Union Carbide responded to the crisis. It also gives a picture of the survivors today and their continuing health effects from the toxic gas. The film is available in VHS, DVD, and online from the BBC. (60 minutes, 2004)

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The Betrayal of Bhopal
This is a devastating documentary. Made six months after the disaster, in June of 1985, it offers prima facie evidence that Union Carbide created the disaster in Bhopal. Interviews with former and current Carbide employees at Carbide's MIC plant in America reveal that the design of the Bhopal plant was fatally flawed, and important safety systems scrapped, in order to save money. Interviews with former Carbide workers at Bhopal reveal that the plant was plagued with accidents and that Carbide repeatedly refused to address safety concerns, leading Carbide's chief safety engineer to resign in protest and prompting Carbide employees to post thousands of notices around the plant that warned of possible disaster. Raajkumar Keswani, a journalist, also warned of disaster, publishing a series of expose articles that began in 1982. Although Carbide documents prove that Union Carbide kept tight control over all decisions made at the plant and its subsidiary in India, Carbide's CEO tries to evade responsibility at a tense press conference. Although Carbide claims that the disaster was caused by sabotage, the documentary comprehensively dismantles that claim, demonstrating instead how Carbide's executives and management consciously and systematically sacrificed safety in their pursuit of profit. Produced by World-In-Action Programme, Granada Television, UK. (54 minutes, 1985).

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Dateline: 'Hunting Warren Anderson'
The June 18, 2003 episode of the Australian Broadcast Company's news magazine "Dateline" included this excellent piece by Amos Cohen about Bhopal, Warren Anderson and the possibility of extradition.

"In December 1984, a toxic cloud of gas from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, silently enveloped the surrounding city, leaving thousands dead. For almost 20 years, the survivors of the disaster have sought punishment for those they hold responsible, and they start at the top. They're targeting the American chief executive of the company - the now-retired 82-year-old Warren Anderson. So where does the buck stop when it comes to culpability for the world's worst industrial tragedy? Amos Cohen reports on the hunt for Warren Anderson." The documentary is also available online. (35 minutes, 2003)

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The Seduction of Dr. Loya by Priya Krishnaswamy
The Seduction is a sharp and well-done film that examines the disaster through the experiences of Dr. Loya, Union Carbide's Indian medical officer. Against the loss of thousands of lives and the suffering of tens of thousands more, Dr. Loya remains proudly loyal to the multinational that gave him status, respect, and a well-paying career. Through interviews with survivors of the disaster, independent health advocates, former workers at the plant and Dr. Loya himself, it becomes clear that Dr. Loya has sacrificed much for his loyalty for Carbide: his Hippocratic Oath, his humanity, his own mother. At the end of this excellent film, there are few answers to be had. (44 minutes, 1999)

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Bhopal: The Second Tragedy by Mark Tully
This documentary follows Mark Tully, the BBC correspondent who reported on the disaster from Bhopal in its immediate aftermath, as he returns to Bhopal ten years after the disaster.

"In 1984, the city of Bhopal in India was the site of one of the world’s most devastating chemical disasters. Over the ten years since the gas leak from the Union Carbide factory, the death toll stands at 20,000 and more than 600,000 personal injury suits have been filed. Although the signs of the poisoning are still clearly visible on the streets and people are still dying in scores, the victims have received little compensation for their suffering. This program returns to the scene of the accident and uncovers a story of secrecy, corruption, mismanagement, and misinformation on the part of both Union Carbide and the Indian government. This thoughtful and moving program shows how much of the suffering in Bhopal could have been avoided." (52 minutes, 1995)

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Bhopal: License to Kill by Shoba Sadogopan, Reena Mohan, and Ranjan Palit
An independent Indian documentary that reveals the design and safety failures at the Bhopal plant and explains how they contributed to the disaster. The film also includes many interviews with the victims of the disaster, as well as the medical personnel who treated them on the night of the disaster and afterwards. A raw, powerful film. (55 minutes, 1986)

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Chemical Valley by Mimi Pickering and Anne Lewis Johnson
"On December 3rd, 1984, the worst industrial accident in history occurred when a toxic gas known as MIC leaked from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The tragedy brought international attention to the predominantly African-American community of Institute, West Virginia, site of the only Union Carbide plant in the United States that manufactured MIC. Chemical Valley begins with Bhopal and the immediate response in the Kanawha Valley, an area once dubbed by residents, 'the chemical capital of the world.' The program follows events over the next five years, exploring issues of job blackmail, racism, and citizens' right to know and to act as it documents one community's struggle to make accountable an industry that has all too often forced communities to choose between safety and jobs." (58 minutes, 1991)

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Closer to Reality by We for Bhopal
In October, 2004, 14 students from Delhi University visited Bhopal, India, on a fact-finding mission, investigating the scene of the world’s worst-ever industrial disaster and the legacy that remains. This film documents their journey as they visit gas-affected neighborhoods, hospitals, and the abandoned factory site, and speak with survivors, doctors, and government ministers. Although the film is the work of amateurs, it has the passion, brilliance and conviction of youth, who look at the world with fresh but critical eyes. The film reaches out to youth with the important message that “many more Bhopals” are waiting to happen, unless and until we do our bit to prevent them. (24 minutes, 2004)

India & Free Trade: A Closer Look at Bhopal by Pavithra Narayanan
This film examines the Bhopal disaster through the context of increasing globalization and questions the tremendous influence that corporate giants wield throughout the 'developing' world. The documentary was released for the fifteenth anniversary of the Bhopal disaster. (35 minutes, 1999)

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60 Minutes: Bhopal
This "60 Minutes" segment with Ed Bradley examines Bhopal two and a half years after the disaster took place. It finds that the condition of the victims is dire, with tens of thousands sick and many unable to work. Although their anger with Carbide is touched upon--there's a memorable scene of Anderson being burned in effigy--much of the focus is placed on the Indian Government, and its undeniable incompetence in providing rehabilitation for the victims. Carbide is presented in an unjustly favorable light, as its "no strings attached" offers of help and assistance are turned down by the Indian Government. (14 minutes, 1987)

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The Goldman Awards by the Goldman Foundation
A short documentary narrated by Robert Redford which briefly recounts the events of "that night" and the stories of Rashida Bee and Champa Devi Shukla, two gas-affected women and leaders of the international campaign for justice who were jointly awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in April of 2004. Also available online at www.goldmanprize.org/press/library.html. (5 minutes, 2004)

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No More Bhopals by Greenpeace
This short Greenpeace VNR provides a good overview, but its sole focus is the toxic waste in Bhopal and the need for a clean-up. (9 minutes, 2002)

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Michael Parker's Dinner Party by ICJB
This short video documents a visit that two dozen students from the University of Michigan made to the home of Dow's then-CEO, Michael Parker, on the 18th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster. You can imagine the students' surprise when they found that Mr. Parker was holding a dinner party on the night of the disaster, but nonetheless he shamelessly emerged to recite the company's PR before once again returning to the guests he had so inconsiderately neglected. (20 minutes, 2002)

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Unraveling the Tragedy at Bhopal by Union Carbide
If "documentary" implies an attempt to express the truth, this film would be its antithesis. Unraveling is a shameless PR hack job, paid for by Carbide to propagate its discredited "sabotage theory" and burnish its reputation. Intriguing only as a study of public relations and the corporate mind, this film has little educational value and isn't recommended for those seriously interested in the disaster or its causes. For those who have seen the film and would like more information, please visit www.bhopal.net/bhopal.con, an excellent rebuttal to Dow-Carbide's shameless propaganda. (17 minutes, 1989)

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Cloud over Bhopal by Gerardo Olivares and Larry Levene
A short documentary based on Dominique Lapierre's book "Five Past Midnight in Bhopal".

"Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro narrate the moving human and technological adventure which led to the tragedy of Bhopal. It was five past twelve on the night of the 2nd to the 3rd of December 1984. A dazzling cloud of toxic gas escapes from an American pesticide factory built in the ancient India city of Bhopal. The result: thirty thousand dead and five hundred thousand injured. A true story." Gondwana Films. (53 minutes, 2001)

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The Heart Becomes Quiet by Robin Schlaht and David Christensen
A long and boring film that examines the legacy of a tragedy that has brought out the worst in some people, yet has offered others the possibility of redemption. The documentary examines seven individuals whose lives have been changed by the gas tragedy. Included are Hamida Bi, a Muslim woman who before the gas accident had rarely left her home, but who now is one of Bhopal's most vocal activists; Hrishanka Magician, whose injuries forced him to give up his previous livelihood and take up the less strenuous trade of fortune-telling via an electronic astrology machine; Gas Devi, who was born in the Orriya ghetto on the night of the gas and was named after it; Safaraz Danish, a poet whose first and only book of poetry was published in 1984 and who has struggled since then to regain his voice and speak for his community; and Brian Mooney, an American who went to Bhopal after the accident as a lawyer for Union Carbide, then returned to undertake an anthropological study on the people of Bhopal and their perceptions of justice and systems of power. (88 minutes, 1999).

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Bhopal: The Search for Justice by Peter Raymont and Lindalee Tracey
This film follows Raajkumar Keswani, the local journalist whose prediction of the Union Carbide disaster proved prophetic. 20 years later, Keswani tours the legacy of the gas leak - the continued pollution of drinking water sources; gas widows trying to survive on inadequate settlements; the possibility that second and third generation children are growing up with genetic abnormalities caused by the gas.

The film explores the haunting human cost of a multinational polluter. Its subjects articulate their desperate need for the truth. Bhopal is a wound that continues to worsen. Beyond the initial horror and devastation of the gas tragedy is the spreading damage of environmental and genetic assault. At stake is more than fair compensation and long-term rehabilitation for the afflicted – “Bhopal” has become a rallying cry for post 9/11 concerns about chemical industry security and industrial pollution. Ultimately, the horrific gas leak at Union Carbide imposed a "chemical trespass" of the human body that demands greater regulation by governments and responsibility from multinational corporations. For more information about the film, see http://www.onf.ca/bhopal/. (60 minutes, 2004)

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Setting the Record Straight by CorpWatch
This short film is an interview between Josh Karliner of CorpWatch and Edward A Munoz, the Former Managing Director of Union Carbide, India. An Argentine by birth, Munoz ran Union Carbide’s operations in India in the 1960s and 1970s, and presided over the construction of the Bhopal facility. In the interview, Munoz describes the process of planning and building the factory as “a childish comedy of errors.” He makes it clear that he thought the Union Carbide Corporation had been negligent to store a volatile chemical like MIC in large tanks, rather than the 55 gallon drums he had advocated for. Munoz likens the “bigger the better” design to bringing “dynamite to the center of town.” You can also read a transcript of the film on the CorpWatch website. (25 minutes, 1994)

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Related Documentaries
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Toxic Lies: Disinformation and Deception by the Petrochemical Industry by the OACW
This documentary by the OACW--the Oil, Atomic, and Chemical Workers Union, now PACE--unmasks how little the American petrochemical industry has learned from the Bhopal disaster. If anything, the industry has become more dangerous and less safe as savage cost-cutting has trimmed skilled labor, safety training, and maintenance to the bone. The film proves its point with shocking footage of chemical plant accidents, and extensive interviews with community activists, environmental health advocates and government officials. The film is particularly critical of "Responsible Care" and other public relations initiatives crafted by the industry to protect itself from government regulation and public pressure. Although the industry may have created the illusion of concern for the environment, its workers and communities, it's not able to regulate itself--as Bhopal and the many near-misses in the United States have shown. (46 minutes, 1992)

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The Long Shadow by Stephen Meador
This documentary shows that Dow holds nothing sacred - not even its own nest. Since 2002, Dow has tried to escape responsibility for the dioxin contamination it has spread throughout its hometown region, in mid-Michigan.

"The Long Shadow details the dioxin controversy in 2002, from public notification by agency whistleblowers in January to the failed bailout in December. The story highlights the plight of three floodplain families concerned about their health, their property values, and the corporate and government forces that acted against them. The story is told through contemporary videography, historical photos, and interviews with floodplain residents, environmental advocates, key government officials, and state lawmakers. The Long Shadow exemplifies the need for citizens to be fully engaged in the democratic process, and the danger in assuming that government officials are always acting in the best interest of the public they are charged to serve and protect." (Available in DVD, 90 minutes, 2003)

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No Promise for Tomorrow: Southern Communities Respond to the Bhopal Tragedy
Made in response to the Bhopal tragedy, this tape demonstrates the interconnections between workers and communities affected by multinationals. While the chemical industry treats the Third World with a double standard, so too, are minority and working class communities within the United States disproportionately exposed to environmental and occupational risks. Community members, Union Carbide current and retired employees, and many others speak out about the tragedy of Bhopal and other chemical-related disasters. The film crew visited Institute, West Virginia; Woodbine, Georgia; Houston, Texas and Oak Ridge, Tennessee. News footage from different networks is also included in the documentary, particularly footage from Bhopal in the days following the disaster. Highlander Center. (58 minutes, 1985)

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Battle's Poison Cloud by Cecile Trijssenaar
This is a disturbing documentary which exposes the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam, some three decades after the conflict ended.

Since the war Vietnam has recorded extraordinarily high numbers of birth abnormalities. Serious birth defects and malformations are now been seen in the grandchildren of those exposed during the war, and at least a dozen dioxin “hotspots”, discovered by Canadian researchers, remain a source of constant contamination.

Although the US Government, under pressure from war veterans, recognized some 10 diseases directly related to dioxin contamination and began compensating US veterans of the war, neither the US government nor manufacturers such as Dow Chemical have yet accepted any responsibility for the 3 million Vietnamese people poisoned by Agent Orange.

This film contains interviews with Vietnamese, Canadian and American scientists, US war veterans, and the victims themselves as they tell their heartwrenching story. Battle’s Poison Cloud has won numerous international film awards, including the Grand Prize at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival. Battle's Poison Cloud can also be ordered directly from the filmmaker at www.tambutifilms.co.uk/video.htm. (53 minutes, 2003)

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What Farocki Taught by Jill Godmilow
This is a stubborn film about the production of Napalm B by the Dow Chemical Company for the Vietnam War; about the abuses of human labor; and about documentary filmmaking.

Taking as its subject the formal and political strategies of Harun Farocki's 1969 black and white film "Inextinguishable Fire", What Farocki Taught is literally and stubbornly a remake - that is, a perfect replica, in color and in English, of Farocki's astute, some would say crudely-made film, produced in Germany at the height of the Vietnam War. In 1969, Farocki attempted to make "visible", and thus comprehensible, the physical properties of Napalm B, and to show how the company's employees were able to manufacture such an unethical product.

Farocki's film is radical in technique - taking up one of the hottest of political questions - the production of terror - and cooling it down to frank, rational substance through the strategy of "under-representation", refusing the pornography of documentary "evidence" and replacing it with Brechtian reconstruction and demonstration. Because Farocki's "Fire" was never distributed in the U.S. at the time of its making and even today is unavailable to American audiences, Godmilow's What Farocki Taught was conceived as much as a gesture of film distribution as it was a homage to Farocki. (30 minutes, 1997)

Mr. Damore Goes to Lansing by Paul Damore, Kellen Parr, and Josh Reed
This excellent 2005 film (available only online) lasts a mere five minutes, and it's a shame. It makes short work of Dow, demonstrating how the chemical giant has cold-bloodedly poisoned thousands of Michigan residents while using its political influence to shirk responsibility and threaten, bully, and intimidate those who would try to hold it accountable to the public interest. This brilliant film provides a quick but comprehensive overview of Dow's dioxin contamination of mid-Michigan, and it's a must-see for anyone interested in the legacy this mammoth has bestowed on its own community.

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Feature Films
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Bhopal Express, the only feature film ever made about the Bhopal tragedy, is available for screening in your community or on your campus.

The film explores the true story of one of the world's largest industrial disasters. Championed by David Lynch and featuring Naseeruddin Shah and Zeenat Aman, the tragedy is revealed through the experiences of newlyweds Verma (Kay Kay), a foreman at the Carbide plant, his wife Tara (Nethra Raghuraman) and their friend Bashir (Shah). Resolutely political, the film explores the events leading up to the disaaster, relives the crucial moment of the gas leak, the devastation left in its wake and the Union Carbide Corporation's refusal to accept responsibility for the tragedy.

Director: Mahesh Mathai
100 minutes
India, 1999
Hindi with English subtitles
Available in VHS, DVD, and 35 mm format

Bhopal Express has been shown at over a dozen college campuses across the country, and is usually followed by a discussion and Q & A session about the Bhopal tragedy. More information about the movie can be found in this review.

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Audio & Online Clips

BBC News Report on the Disaster
In the days following the disaster, Mark Tully, a correspondent with the BBC, broadcast this report on the situation in Bhopal.

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Bhopal's Toxic Legacy
This five-minute video from YahooNews (available only online) was produced in 2006, and it provides a brief glimpse into the current situation in Bhopal, focusing primarily on contaminated drinking water.

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Bhopal Radio Show
The Bhopal Chemical Disaster: its victims, its heroes, and its warning, this week on Corporate Watchdog Radio.

Corporate Watchdog Radio, a new half-hour radio broadcast and podcast delivers breaking news, analysis, and commentary on corporate ethics and power. CWR's hosts and co-producers are nationally-respected environmental and business ethics attorney Sanford Lewis, and journalist Bill Baue of SocialFunds.com.

In the current show, host Sanford Lewis interviews some of the crucial voices in the fight for justice in Bhopal against Dow Chemical (the owner of the former Union Carbide plant):

Sathyu Sarangi, director of the Sambvhvana Clinic in Bhopal, who describes the health crises of Bhopal survivors and their children, and the remarkable international struggle of Bhopali women to call Dow Chemical to account;

Diane Wilson, author of the celebrated new autobiography, An Unreasonable Woman. A poor Texas fisherwoman who became a crusader against the chemical companies polluting the Gulf Coast waters of her livelihood, Diane is hot on the trail of Warren Anderson, the man at the helm of Union Carbide when its Bhopal plant exploded. Anderson is a fugitive from Indian criminal courts. Corporate Watchdog Radio interviews Diane from the road;

Jayanthi Reddy, a University of Michigan student leader who wants Dow Chemical-headquartered in Michigan-to clean up its act;

Rick Hind, director of Toxics Programs for Greenpeace, and a world authority on how easy it would be for a Bhopal-scale disaster to occur in the US, either by accident, negligence, or terrorist intent;

Lois Gibbs, the former Buffalo housewife who brought the toxic outrage of Love Canal to national attention;

This edition of Corporate Watchdog Radio is available beginning November 28th, 2005. It is licensed for non-commercial broadcast and available for commercial licensing.

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Bhopal Activists Arrested
On 25th November 2002, Bhopal survivors and groups and their supporters, including chemical waste disposal experts entered the Bhopal factory grounds to begin containment of wastes lying in the open air. The plan was to put the waste into secure drums, lock it in a warehouse and hand the keys to the authorities. The film was meant to be a record, but turned into an eye-opening record of police brutality.

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Warren Anderson's Life of Luxury
A short and simple piece, available only on the web (Quicktime, Real, Windows Media), comparing Anderson's life of luxury in the Hamptons with those he and his company poisoned in Bhopal.

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Michael Parker's Explanation
Another web-only feature, in this recording Michael Parker, Dow's then-CEO, explains why Dow is refusing to take any responsibility for the Bhopal disaster. Parker is forced to address the issue after Bhopal activists interrupt (see the middle of this page) an environmental event at which Dow (how ironic!) was receiving an environmental award. Another audio clip of a protest at Dow's Indian HQ in Bombay is available here, and this clip recounts the return of contaminated waste from Bhopal to Dow, at its factory site in Holland. A final clip includes an overview of some of the protest songs written by the survivors.

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ABC World News Tonight
Watch this news report & interview with Goldman Environmental Prize winners Rashida Bee and Champa Devi Shukla at the time of the 20th anniversary.

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CNN News
Watch this news report from Satinder Bindra of CNN as he recounts the events of THAT NIGHT and the tragedy that has unfolded since on the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster.

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National Public Radio
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Martin Regg Cohn, Asia correspondent for The Toronto Star, about the legacy of the deadly chemical plant accident in Bhopal, India 20 years ago that killed as many as 15,000 people. Two decades after 40 tons of methyl isocyanate leaked from the Union Carbide pesticide plant, the effects of the disaster are still evident.

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Democracy Now! Interview: Bhopal Disaster 20 Years Later
Listen to this interview with some of the leading Bhopal activists on the eve of Bhopal's 20th anniversary. Included in the segment: Satinath Sarangi, Managing Director of the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal; Jack Doyle, author of Trespass Against Us: Dow Chemical & the Toxic Century; Ryan Bodanyi, Coordinator of Students for Bhopal; Vijay Nagaraj, consultant with Amnesty International in India and author of the report: "Clouds of Injustice: Bhopal Disaster 20 Years On".

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Raj Sharma Interview
Listen to an interview with Raj Sharma, the attorney representing the Bhopal victims in their New York lawsuit against Union Carbide; May 12 2005

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Diane Wilson News Video
Diane explains why she is refusing to go to jail until Carbide ex-CEO Warren Anderson returns to India to face criminal homicide charges. Made by Sanford Lewis.

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Fugitives: Diane Wilson and Warren Anderson
A 10-minute audio log of fugitive Diane Wilson's quest to find fugitive Warren Anderson and "talk some sense into him."

Diane Wilson and Warren Anderson are both fugitives. Fisherwoman Diane Wilson has been charged with criminal trespass for hanging a banner at a Dow Chemical/Union Carbide facility that said "Dow - Responsible for Bhopal". She received a six month jail sentence for that, which she is due to serve.

Warren Anderson was the CEO of Union Carbide back in 1984 when the Carbide plant in India spewed toxic gases into the surrounding community and killed more than 20,000 people. He visited Bhopal shortly after the incident, and agreed to return for any legal proceedings. After leaving, he was charged, along with Union Carbide, with manslaughter for those thousands of deaths. However, Anderson and Carbide have refused to return to India to face trial. In the eyes of the Indian courts, they are fugitives from the law.

Wilson has now pulled a similar maneuver to Anderson's. For now, she has refused to return to Texas to serve her sentence. Instead, on November 15 she began a search for Warren Anderson - to discuss their common fate, and to "try to talk some sense into him."

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Bhopal Mix
Listen to this 3-minute clip of powerful quotes and damning Carbide lies set against the mournful backdrop of the Indian sitar. Mixed by AID-Ann Arbor's John Mathias!

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Setting the Record Crooked
A 40-minute audio recording of a May, 1991 meeting between Union Carbide Vice President Joseph Geoghen; Carbide Chief Litigation Counsel Bob Butler; Talat Ansari, Esq.; Sambhavna Trust Managing Director Sathyu Sarangi; and T.R. Chouhan, a former employee at the Union Carbide plant. At times shocking, but revealing throughout, the conversation with Carbide's executives is recounted by Sarangi here. (Request a copy!)

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Dow's Toxic Legacy
This Canadian radio series (one/two/three) explores much of Dow’s toxic legacy, its history of corruption, and disdain for human life. Highly recommended.

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Cherokee & a Bhopal Cleanup
This 2006 radio piece by Jessie Bhangoo explores the controversy surrounding Cherokee's attempt to remediate the Bhopal site - against the wishes of the survivors themselves.

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"The Human Element"
Watch this spoof of Dow's self-congratulatory 90-minute commercial and $30 million public relations campaign.

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PowerPoint Presentations

We have several PowerPoint Presentations about the Bhopal disaster available, including:

..........This presentation (11 MB) recounts a firsthand visit to Bhopal in April 2005 by a member of the AID Boston chapter.
..........Bhopal: A Legal, Environmental and Human Disaster (5 MB), developed by AID Boston.
..........Bhopal Gas Tragedy (4 MB) is a short presentation designed by college students in Germany, and it gives a good overview.
..........• Another excellent presentation (6 MB) developed by AID Boston, this recounts the unique role that women have played in the history of Bhopal, up to and including in the struggle for justice after the gas disaster.
..........• This short presentation (2 MB) also focuses on women in Bhopal, but specifically the unique health problems that they face from the chemical contaimation they've been exposed to.
..........• This excellent presentation (0.5 MB) was developed by the Seattle Coalition for Justice in Bhopal for the March to Delhi, but that figures in only at the end, so it's widely useful.
..........• This Bhopal slideshow (24 MB) contains nearly 80 photos from Bhopal and the campaign (most by Raghu Rai).
..........• This short presentation (40 KB) discusses Union Carbide's history of massacre - in Bhopal and elsewhere around the world. Courtesy AID Boston.
..........Union Carbide Corporation's Factory in Bhopal: A Brief and Deadly History (3 MB) is a brilliant and comprehensive presentation made as an Adobe pdf, for our friends who detest Microsoft products.

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Bhopal Speakers
(Make a reservation!)

The availability of these speakers varies. Generally, they request as much advance notice as possible, particularly for those likely to have extensive prior commitments. In all cases, airfare and some form of lodging are required; honorariums are only occasionally necessary.

Campaigners:

Shana Ortman

Shana Ortman: US Coordinator for the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal:

Shana Ortman has worked on social and environmental justice for the past 10 years, and joined the Bhopal movement in April 2008. Before becoming the US Coordinator for ICJB in April 2008, she spent nearly four years at ForestEthics, where she was the Lead Organizer on the Paper Campaign. Her work focused on leadership development and creating grassroots organizing for a campaign that is transforming the catalog industry and protecting Endangered Forests; most notably, in 2006, they won the Victoria's Dirty Secret campaign, a three year campaign that included over 750 grassroots actions across North America.

Shana is available to conduct several Bhopal-related workshops at conferences and other events. These include:

a. What Happened in Bhopal?

One of the worst corporate crimes in human history: 20,000 people died and more than 500,000 were poisoned by a chemical leak from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984. For the past 20 years, survivors have been fighting for corporate accountability and environmental justice; two of the largest chemical corporations on the planet have stood in their way. Find out more about the disaster, the international campaign, and what students across the world are doing to help the people of Bhopal.

b. The Implications of Bhopal

In December 1984, a toxic cloud of gas from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, silently enveloped the surrounding city, leaving thousands dead. Twenty years later, the survivors are still fighting for justice. Learn more about their struggle against two of the largest corporations on earth, and its implications for corporate accountability, environmental justice, and human rights.

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Freechild

Aquene Freechild, Environmental Health Fund
Aquene Freechild has helped lead efforts to hold Dow accountable for Bhopal through her work with the Environmental Health Fund and the Dow Accountability Project. Among other initiatives, she helps coordinate the Boston coalition for justice in Bhopal, which includes members of the Association for India's Development, Amnesty International, the Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia, and Boston-area student groups. In April 2005 Amnesty Boston and the Boston coalition organized a 1500-student protest outside the Indian consulate in New York, demanding justice for Bhopal.

Aquene is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied sustainable development in Madagascar. There she organized multicultural events for two years with Wisconsin Union Directorate, and also co-founded and coordinated WISPIRG’s Big Red, Go Green campus energy campaign.

Bridgetji

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Bridget Hanna, Bhopal Memory Project, Bard College
Bridget Hanna is the Media and Research Director of the Bard College Human Rights Project and the Director of the Bhopal Memory Project at Bard College. An editor of the new anthology, The Bhopal Reader, Bridget has designed academic curriculum about Bhopal, led research and archive efforts, and has spearheaded the student campaign against Dow at Bard College.

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Ward speaks

Ward Morehouse, President of the Council on International and Public Affairs
Ward Morehouse, author and human rights activist, is President of the Council on International and Public Affairs, a research, education, and advocacy group working on environmental and social justice issues. He is also Co-Director of the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy and Chairman of the Intermediate Technology Development Group of North America.

Morehouse has written or edited some 20 books, including The Bhopal Tragedy; Abuse of Power: The Social Performance of Multinational Corporations; Worker Empowerment in a Changing Economy; and The Underbelly of the U.S. Economy. He is co-founder of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal and Communities Concerned About Corporations, a network of workers, community activists, victims of industrial disasters, and socially concerned investors fighting corporate power. He is also a member of the regular panel of jurists for the Permanent People’s Tribunal headquartered in Rome.

A former academic, Morehouse taught Political Science at New York University and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lund in Sweden and the Administrative Staff College of India in Hyderabad. He has also been a consultant to various United Nations agencies, including UNESCO, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), and the Center on Transnational Corporations. He is based in western Massachusetts.

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Activists:

Diane Wilson, Toxics Activist
Diane Wilson, a mother of four, became an activist after she learned that the bay near her hometown of Seadrift, Texas, was threatened by pollution. As a fourth-generation fisherwoman, she and others in the town depended on the bay for their livelihood. “A fisherman with three kinds of cancer handed me an [Associated Press] article saying that my county was number one in the nation for toxic disposal,” she said. “I had never had that kind of information before.”

Following a visit to Bhopal, Diane has become one of the most active supporters of the campaign for justice. Her activism includes:

..........• A protest outside the home of Warren Anderson, Union Carbide’s former CEO and a man wanted for culpable homicide in India, after his location was discovered by Greenpeace…

..........A fast for 29 days outside Dow’s Seadrift, Texas facility, demanding justice for the people of Bhopal…

..........Chaining herself to a 70-foot chemical tower inside the Dow Seadrift facility with a banner that reads “Dow: Responsible for Bhopal." This ten days after ending her fast…

Also, watch this short film about Diane and her activism, and read her new book: An Unreasonable Woman.

She is based in Seadrift, TX.

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John & Nirali at a 2003 Bhopal vigil

Nirali Bora, Volunteer with the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal and the Association for India's Development
Nirali Bora, a medical student at the University of Michigan, has served as the Global Environment Coordinator of the American Medical Student Association's Global Health Action Committee. She volunteered at the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal for six weeks in the summer of 2002, and can speak about both the medical situation in Bhopal and her own involvement in the campaign for justice. She is based in Ann Arbor, MI.

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John Mathias, Volunteer with the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal and the Association for India's Development
John Mathias has been involved with the Ann Arbor chapter of Association for India's Development since the winter of 2000. In the summer of 2000 he made a video showcasing several grassroots development projects in India that had received support from AID. He became involved with the Bhopal campaign through his involvement with AID-Ann Arbor, the first chapter to begin taking action on the issue. In the spring of 2003, John traveled with Bhopal survivors Rashida Bi and Champa Devi Shukla, as well as Sambhavna's co-founder Satinath Sarangi, to document on video their US tour and hunger strike. Later that year, he helped organize the Bhopal anniversary action in Midland, Michigan, which included visits to the homes of several Dow Board Members, candlelight vigils, and deliveries of contaminated Bhopal drinking water. The event was an overwhelming success, and received newspaper and television coverage across the state. He is based in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Special Speakers:

Raj Sharma

Raj Sharma, Counsel for the Bhopal victims in their US lawsuit against Union Carbide
Rajan Sharma is an attorney specialising in international law and complex litigation in New York. He became involved in the Bhopal gas victims' quest for justice even before he graduated from the Washington College of Law at American University, Washington, in 1996. Since then he has been compiling, with the help of survivors' organisations, evidence for the case against Union Carbide Corporation (UCC). As counsel for five organisations representing survivors and for seven individual victims, Sharma argues before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking damages for environmental contamination, medical monitoring, and the clean-up of the plant, which polluted sub-surface groundwater in more than a dozen adjacent communities.

In addition to his work as an international lawyer, Mr. Sharma is an author, political activist and one of the most provocative political and social commentators writing today. A seasoned lecturer, Mr. Sharma has been interviewed on radio and television frequently. He has appeared on BBC News World Report and Public Radio's Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. His work on the Bhopal case is the subject of a film documentary entitled Litigating Disaster by Ilan Ziv. He is based in New York, NY.

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Cohen

Gary Cohen, Executive Director of the Environmental Health Fund
Gary Cohen has been associated with the campaign for justice in Bhopal for more than 15 years. He is based in Boston, MA.

Gary Cohen is Executive Director of the Environmental Health Fund in Boston, and a founder and co-Executive Director of Health Care Without Harm. He is the author of Fighting Toxics (Island Press, 1990) and the groundbreaking report, "The U.S. Military'sToxics Legacy". He served for many years as the Executive Director of the National Toxics Campaign Fund and is a founder of the Military Toxics Project, which addresses the public health legacy of the U.S. military. In 1994 he consulted with the Gorbachev Foundation to assist it in developing its "Environmental Legacy Project." He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal, India, which provides free medical care to the survivors of Union Carbide's gas disaster. He has been working on environmental health issues for over 20 years and has published numerous articles on environmental health issues in the United States and India.

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Kim Fortun, Author of Advocacy After Bhopal
Kim Fortun is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in the study of environmental issues, particularly as they affect human health. Her work has examined uneven distributions of environmental health risks and problems among social groups; how scientific information relevant to environmental health is produced and then used in regulatory and legal decision-making; environmental health risk communication; and strategies used by affected populations to understand and improve their health status.

Kim Fortun’s first book, Advocacy After Bhopal (University of Chicago, 2001), examines response to the 1984 Bhopal disaster in India, in the United States and in the international arena. Moving from hospitals and courtrooms in India to meetings with engineers, lawyers, and environmental justice activists in the U.S., the book examines how a variety of stakeholders responded to increasing concern about toxic chemicals in the 1990s. In 2003, Advocacy After Bhopal was awarded the biannual Sharon Stephens Prize by the American Ethnological Society.

Building on her research focused on the Bhopal disaster, Fortun’s current research examines the development of information resources to support environmental science and governance. One focus is on the effects of “right-to-know legislation” (passed in the mid 1980’s as a response to the Bhopal disaster), which has dramatically increased the quantity and quality of environmental risk information available to the public. Another focus is on the development of information resources to support the environmental health sciences, particularly as they intersect with genetics research.

Kim Fortun is an associate professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer, and director of the Center for Ethics in Complex Systems. She is also editor of the journal Cultural Anthropology. Fortun received her PhD from the Department of Anthropology at Rice University in 1993. She is based in upstate New York.

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She never stops

Maude Dorr, Bhopal Photographer
Maude Dorr, an artist and writer, visited Bhopal in November and December of 2002. She has since been back on several occasions, and her color collages of the factory site and the activists leading the struggle are featured in the Bhopal photo exhibit "We are not Flowers, We are Flames!" She is based in Providence, RI.

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Sanford Lewis, Counsel for Dow Shareholders
Sanford Lewis is an environmental attorney and expert on the relationship between investors' rights and environmental issues and human rights. He represents Dow shareholders concerned about the threat that massive unresolved liabilities, such as Bhopal, pose to the company. These shareholders have filed resolutions and other shareholder action. He has also produced the film Twenty Years Without Justice, and can discuss the film and include it in multimedia presentations. He is based in Amherst, MA.

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Rick Hind, Legislative Director, Toxics Campaign, Greenpeace
Rick Hind, the Legislative Director with the Toxics Campaign at Greenpeace, can speak about the need for "chemical security" in the United States, a pressing issue in our post-9/11 climate. According to the EPA, there are 123 chemical facilities in the United States that, in the event of a terrorist attack - or a catastrophic safety failure, as in the case of Bhopal--could threaten the lives of over a million people. He is based in Washington, DC.

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Pavithra Narayanan, Director, India and Free Trade
Pavithra Narayanan, a Professor with the Women's Studies Department at Miami University in Ohio, is an expert on how the context of uncontrolled globalization contributed to the Bhopal disaster. She was also the Director of India and Free Trade, a documentary that discusses Bhopal in the context of globalization. She is based in Miami, OH.

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Bhopal Plays & Skits
(Request it!)

Bhopal, a play by Rahul Varma
This play also available for sale from Playwrights Canada Press. Email them or phone in your order at (416) 703 0013.

Bhopal is a rich and complex play that explores the human and political reality behind the Bhopal gas disaster. Built around a wide range of characters including company executives, Indian government officials, a Canadian doctor and a destitute slum dweller, Bhopal is a moving play that bears witness to the asymmetry of suffering and the shadow of globalization. You can hear (with RealPlayer) a fascinating documentary account of the play's Bhopal debut here.

"POWERFUL. Thought-provoking and stimulating."
- Hindustan Times

"Devraj, an Indian businessman trained at the knee of Andersen, the American CEO of Karbide International, returns to his native country to head up Karbide’s Bhopal plant. A man of missionary zeal, he comes armed with a purpose: to introduce India to the miraculous properties of Karbide Thunder, the latest chemical weapon in the arsenal against pests. He will feed his starving nation, while sharing with its poor the benefits of western-style industrial development.

"Sonya Labonté, a Canadian doctor, is suspicious. People near the plant are getting sick. Babies are being born with horrible abnormalities. With the patience of a Sherlock Holmes, she gathers evidence and mounts her case. The final piece of evidence? A young baby named Zarina.

"The play Bhopal tells the story of how complex forces struggled to bury the truth, expose it, or shape it to the needs of self-interest, and how an unspeakable disaster ended all speculation. Ultimately, though, it is about—and for—those without means or influence, whose voices are seldom heard and yet who are made to pay the cost."

Originally from India, Rahul Varma has lived in Canada since 1976. He co-founded Teesri Duniya Theatre in 1981 and has served as its artistic director since 1986. A prolific playwright, his repertoire also includes Job Stealer (with Helen Vlachos and Ian Lloyd George), Isolated Incident (with Steve Orlov), Equal Wages, No Man's Land (with Ken McDonough), Counter Offence, and L'affair Farhadi. Bhopal was first produced in Montreal by the Teesri Duniya Theatre at the Montreal, Arts Cultural, from November 15 through December 9, 2001.

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Bhopal: 20 Years Later, a play by Misty Seemans
Written in 2004 by Misty Seemans, a student at Bard College, the play follows the lives of those tormented by the disaster: the survivors, burdened with their ruined health, and Warren Anderson, tormented by dreams and his unacknowledged guilt. Filled with moments of humor, the play is also deeply heart-wrenching in turn, a powerful story of pain, injustice, and intertwined destinies. The 30-page script is copyright of Misty Seemans, but she has kindly offered to make it available upon request.

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Mouring the murdered

Bhopal Reenactment Skit by John and Joseph Mathias
This five-minute silent performance is an abstract reenactment of the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster. Its purpose is to remind the public that Dow's liability in Bhopal remains unresolved as people continue to die from the effects of the toxic gas. The Dow Grim Reaper represents Dow's culpability in these deaths. The person in white represents those who have died. The person in red represents the injured, who carry the legacy of the disaster in their blood. The person in gray represents the rest of us, who are neither criminals nor victims, but nonetheless must bury the dead, care for the injured, and demand justice from Dow. Read the script and watch a video (Quicktime: 24 MB) of the performance!


Bhopal Music
(Request it on CD!)

Flames Not Flowers (listen to the mp3 here), a five-minute hip hop song written by Terry Allan and performed by Movement in Motion, tells the story of the 20-year struggle of some of the world's poorest people against the biggest chemical corporation in the world. A powerful and moving piece of music, Flames Not Flowers can be used freely to spread the word, but attribution is appreciated (2003 by Terry Allan). CD singles of the song are also available for a donation of $10. Live performances by Movement in Motion (see their website for their full repertoire of progressive music) can also be scheduled--contact David Rosen for more information.

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Posters

"Dow Double Standards" Fact Sheets:

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"Torture Me" series:

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"Dow Clean Up Bhopal Now" series:

 

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"The Inhuman Element" - a spoof on Dow's own $30 million "Human Element" advertising campaign:

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"Mask" series by Paul Phare - a response to Dow's "Human Element" advertising campaign:

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"Terror Twins" & "Chemical Brothers"

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"Dead Child" series:

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Old Posters from Bhopal:

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March to Delhi Posters:

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Miscellaneous Posters:

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Graphics

"No More Bhopals"

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Dow-Carbide logos:

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About Dow:

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About Bhopal:

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T-Shirts
(Make a request!)

We have Bhopal tee shirts available! Produced in India, these high-quality shirts make a powerful statement. Available in one size only (a cross between a medium and a large US size; incorrectly labeled XL in India) they nevertheless fit nearly everyone. Ask for yours today! A $20 donation is requested. (Check out the front and back.)

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Props
(Make a request!)

We have several useful props available for FREE, including:

Bhopal Water
Small bottles of contaminated water from Bhopal are available. The water, which contains heavy metals and toxic chemicals and is unfit for drinking, is consumed by an estimated 20,000 people in Bhopal on a daily basis. The water, which has a heavy chemical odor, is often useful in educational presentations and at other Bhopal events.

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Dow-brand Grim Reaper
Summon the "Dow Grim Reaper" to your school! We have a costume available, but you can easily make your own with any traditional Grim Reaper costume.

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Bhopal Photo Banners
Several 6' by 11' canvas banners, depicting photographs taken by the Indian photographer Raghu Rai, are available! Please make your request at least three weeks in advance, and plan on a shipping charge of $10 per banner.

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Caution Tape
“Crime Scene: Do Not Cross” caution tape can be a great prop if you’re planning any actions on your campus or if you’re targeting Dow in your community.

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Biohazard Suits
These are often useful in street theater, skits, and other Bhopal actions. Although we do have some available, the suits can be purchased cheaply here, or in bulk here.

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Pinocchio Noses
These are another useful prop, particularly when confronting a lying Dow executive or recruiter.

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Har nari ki yahi ladai ...................It is the struggle of all women
Jhadoo maro Dow ko ..................Beat Dow with a broom
Phool nahi Chingari hain hum ......We are flames not flowers
Jhadoo maro Dow ko ..................Beat Dow with a broom

Ither se maro, Uther se maro .......Beat from this side, beat from that side
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.................Jhadoo maro Dow ko
Hum bhi marey tum bhi maro .......I beat and you also beat
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.................Jhadoo maro Dow ko

Josh se maro, Host se maro ........Beat with passion, beat fully conscious
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.................Jhadoo maro Dow ko
Mil ke maro Takat se maro ..........Beat together, beat with power
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.................Jhadoo maro Dow ko

Jhadoos
Jhadoo, n. 1. A traditional Indian broom used often in household chores. 2. A potent symbol of women’s power, used often as a weapon in domestic disputes.

Jhadoo, v. To shame a prominent official responsible for creating or perpetuating the suffering of the Bhopali people, most often executives or officials of the Dow Chemical Company, with the delivery of a jhadoo.

Jhadoos have been delivered to Dow executives and officials all over the world, and have become a symbol of the survivors’ demand for justice. Deliver one to a Dow official near you.

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Other Action Materials

..........• Check out this list of Bhopal slogans! Great for banners!
..........Partial list of dead & injured
..........Bhopal poetry
..........• The liability waiver you should ask students to sign before drinking "Bhopal water".
..........• A Bhopal death certificate - use creatively!
..........• These death slips are useful if you're planning on having the "Dow Grim Reaper" cull your student body.

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The international student campaign to hold Dow accountable for Bhopal, and its other toxic legacies around the world.
For more information about the campaign, or for problems regarding this website, contact
Shana Ortman, the US Coordinator for the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal.
Last updated: November 11, 2008

WE ALL LIVE IN BHOPAL

"The year 2003 was a special year in the history of the campaign for justice in Bhopal. It was the year when student and youth supporters from at least 30 campuses in the US and India took action against Dow Chemical or in support of the demands of the Bhopal survivors. As we enter the 20th year of the unfolding Bhopal disaster, we can, with your support, convey to Dow Chemical that the fight for justice in Bhopal is getting stronger and will continue till justice is done. We look forward to your continued support and good wishes, and hope that our joint struggle will pave the way for a just world free of the abuse of corporate power."

Signed/ Rasheeda Bi, Champa Devi Shukla
Bhopal Gas Affected Women Stationery Employees Union
International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal