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Help the people of Bhopal who are still suffering the effects of the World's worst industrial disaster- the chemical gas leak of December 1984- and are now being slowly poisoned by the toxic waste that was never cleaned up... This is 'Bhopal's Second Disaster'.
Please visit: www.bhopal.org to find out more
~ Monday, October 6 ~
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Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain

'A Prayer For Rain' is a much anticipated feature film, sympathetically dramatizing the Bhopal Disaster and featuring Martin Sheen, Kal Penn and Mischa Barton.

“Dilip, a rickshaw driver in Bhopal, India, lands himself a job at the Union Carbide plant. It is a chance to prove his worth to his family and pull them out of poverty. The job is tough with long hours; everyone is desperate to hold on to their pay cheque and so Dilip keeps quiet when he notices managers at the plant ignoring safety standards. Dilip’s long time friend, Motwani, a tabloid journalist knows that Bhopal residents complain of the constant stench in the air and wake up at night choking from the gas. He is on a mission to expose what he believes is a deadly time bomb ticking away in his home town. He feels as if no one will listen but when he meets feisty American journalist, Eva, he sees a ray of hope and persuades her to confront Carbide executive Warren Anderson. As Eva and Motwani endeavour to delve deeper into Carbide’s activities, Dilip is using every resource necessary to pay and plan for his sister’s wedding. When the wedding night arrives the family are full of joy and celebration as two families join together as one. But as the music plays an invisible catastrophe is working its way throughout the town and wedding party. One by one the guests start to feel unwell the largest tower at the Carbide plant spews poisonous gas into the night air; one by one they collapse; and one by one they unknowingly become a statistic in the world’s largest chemical disaster to date. Nearly thirty years later as the plant stands as a ghost-like constant reminder, the water in Bhopal is still contaminated and one person a day dies as a direct result of the tragedy, Eva visits the now retired Anderson. Will he finally bow down and apologize? Or will he continue to deny that Carbide had any part to play…? “

A Prayer for Rain also features Sting, who has teamed up with sitarist Anoushka Shankar to create a song inspired by the film.

“Sting was very moved by the film and offered to compose a song after it was ready. The song is now being added to the film,” said a source.

When contacted, the film’s director Ravi Kumar said: “Yes, Sting and Anoushka Shankar are doing a song for my film.”

The film is released in the US on November 7th, and in India from December, with premieres in Mumbai and in Bhopal- on the date of the 30th anniversary of this terrible disaster.

Although the film is a drama, and cannot purvey all of the facts and figures of this labyrinthine story, we believe that the director has crafted a great film with a very sympathetic understanding of the truth behind the Bhopal Disaster story.

Tags: A Prayer For Rain APrayerForRain Sting Martin Sheen Kal Penn Mischa Barton Ravi Kumar Bhopal DowChemical Dow Chemical Bhopal30 WeAllLiveInBhopal
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~ Wednesday, September 10 ~
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Ice Bucket Song Written by Paul Armfield.

Ice Bucket Challenge with a difference. Very funny video made by our friend Paul Armfield, the ‘Bhopal BeardPal’, who made his donation to the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

The BeardPal previously raised around five thousands pounds for us with his incredible beard shave off event.

Great effort once again Paul.

Very special ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBV1j5uVUlM&feature=youtu.be

Big beard shave off:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV6OLfUkNLI&list=PLAFF92E0C8306D80F&index=7

Tags: ice bucket challennge Paul Armfield DowChemical Bhopal
~ Friday, February 21 ~
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SUBVERSIVE ART FROM SOCHI OLYMPICS

SUBVERSIVE ART FROM SOCHI OLYMPICS

Tags: sochi2014 DOW Dow Chemical Bhopal lgbt CheersToSochi
~ Wednesday, December 4 ~
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Dow’s Effigy Will Burn Tonight

On the 29th anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster, a giant effigy, four metres tall, built of mud and straw stands ready to burn as a part of the traditional burning of hated public figures.

Politicians, crooks, or in the case of the Bhopalis, a giant, horned, fork-tailed, devil, an executive from Dow Chemical.

These people are angry. He should take note.

CLICK HERE for more pics

Tags: Dow Dow Chemical Bhopal Bhopal Disaster 29th Anniversary effigy effigy burning Dow Effigy
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~ Thursday, November 28 ~
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'Bhopal', Avaes Mohammad.

Stirring performance of ‘Bhopal’ filmed around the time of the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster.

Tags: Bhopal Bhopal poetry Bhopal poem Avaes M Avaes Mohammad
~ Wednesday, October 30 ~
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Film production company to make Bhopal documentary.

Film production company to make Bhopal documentary.

Experienced industry executives Hamish McAlpine, Carole Siller and Colin Vaines, are joining forces on production outfit Broadstairs Films.

McAlpine and Siller are well known as the erstwhile heads of Tartan Films and Vaines as a Miramax and GK Films executive. Vaines produced or executive produced titles including Gangs of New York, The Rum Diary, The Young Victoria and Miss Potter.

Amongst Broadstairs Film’s first projects will be a documentary about the Bhopal Disaster bringing the story up to the present day.

We wish Broadstairs Films every success and look forward to hearing how their Bhopal documentary progresses.


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Tags: Bhopal Art hamish mcalpine Bhopal miramax tartan films broadstairs broadstairs films Carle Siller colin vaines
~ Wednesday, October 24 ~
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TAP (Turn Around Project) visited Bhopal in December 2011 to host an  arts project creating, amongst other things, this impressive mural designed, and painted, with the help of community members, plus staff and visitors to the Sambhavna Clinic.

TAP will be visiting Sambhavna again this December.

Visit TAP’s ‘Journey to Bhopal’ blog

TAP (Turn Around Project) visited Bhopal in December 2011 to host an arts project creating, amongst other things, this impressive mural designed, and painted, with the help of community members, plus staff and visitors to the Sambhavna Clinic.

TAP will be visiting Sambhavna again this December.

Visit TAP’s ‘Journey to Bhopal’ blog

Tags: Turn Around Project TAP Bhopal Bhopal Disaster Mural Sambhavna ICJB
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~ Monday, October 15 ~
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The Bhopal Enigma meets Bhopal Survivors at City Hall, London.

Artist Stephen Vince and his Bhopal Enigma sculpture get to visit City Hall London.

There they met Assembly Members Navin Shah (Labour Party) and Darren Johnson (Green Party) who were behind the recently passed ‘anti Dow’ resolution at the London Assembly, together with Balkrishna Namdev and Safreen Khan two visiting Justice for Bhopal campaigners.

Stephen Vince, OlympicsArt website

Tags: Bhopal Bhopal Enigma Olympics olympics Art Sculpture London Assembly Navin Shah Darren Johnson Green Party Labour Party Justice campaigners Khan
~ Thursday, September 27 ~
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Has London Forgotten Bhopal?

Poster by Divya Thakur, artist from Mumbai.

Has London Forgotten Bhopal?

Poster by Divya Thakur, artist from Mumbai.

Tags: divya thakur bhopal mumbai artist London Olympics
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~ Wednesday, September 26 ~
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The Bhopal Enigma

Stainless steel sculpture by artist Stephen Vince. 

Pictured beside ‘A Silent Picture’ by Indian artist Samhar Jodha at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch , London.

The Bhopal Enigma

Stainless steel sculpture by artist Stephen Vince.

Pictured beside ‘A Silent Picture’ by Indian artist Samhar Jodha at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre in Shoreditch , London.

Tags: Samar Jhoda Stephen Vince Amnesty International bhopal Bhopal Medical Appeal Appeal bhopal disaster Dow Chemical union carbide corporate crime sculpture shipping container mumbai
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Subversive art criticising Olympic sponsors including Dow Chemical.

Various artists including, at the top, PureEvil at Amnesty International’s Human Right Action Centre in Shoreditch, London.

Tags: pure evil bhopal Amnesty International street art subversive art
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~ Friday, July 13 ~
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A Silent Picture. External View of installation.

A Silent Picture. External View of installation.

Tags: Samar Jhoda Dominique Lapierre Five Minutes Past Midnight Amnesty Amnesty International Bhopal Mnesty International
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Samar Jhoda, ‘A Silent Picture’. 

At: Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
From: 19th- 31st July

ADMISSION FREE

A striking piece of installation art within a 40-foot shipping container. This is a must see show.

"Jodha’s photo-installation will contribute to perpetuate the memory of an apocalyptic event". Dominique Lapierre, authour: Five Minutes PAst Midnight in Bhopal.

Samar Jhoda, ‘A Silent Picture’.

At: Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
From: 19th- 31st July

ADMISSION FREE

A striking piece of installation art within a 40-foot shipping container. This is a must see show.

"Jodha’s photo-installation will contribute to perpetuate the memory of an apocalyptic event". Dominique Lapierre, authour: Five Minutes PAst Midnight in Bhopal.

Tags: Samar Jhoda Dominique Lapierre Five Minutes Past Midnight Amnesty Amnesty International Bhopal Mnesty International
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Another great example of the subversion of the Olympic sponsor brands.

Another great example of the subversion of the Olympic sponsor brands.

Tags: Kip Lyall KipLyall Bhopal Bhopal Medical Appeal Appeal bhopal disaster Bhopal Tragedy Subversive cartoon activist art Dow Dow Chemical
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More Olympic sponsor subversion

More Olympic sponsor subversion

Tags: London Olympics Olympics London Subversion suversive art activism activist art Dow Bhopal Bhopal tragedy
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