RSVP Now: IRP’s Screening of “Bhopali” and Two Short Films

Post Fellowship Reporting


February 15, 2012

On the evening of Thursday, March 22, IRP will host three film screenings as part of the DC Environmental Film Festival. "Bhopali," a full-length documentary about the worst industrial disaster ever recorded, will be screened along with two short films, produced by IRP, covering corporate social responsibility.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature introductions of the works by the filmmakers and opening remarks by John Schidlovsky, the director of IRP.

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Price: Free
RSVP: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 202-663-7726

The Films

"Bhopali," directed and produced by Van Maximilian Carlson, gives voice to the victims of the world's worst industrial disaster--the 1984 Union Carbide Corporation toxic gas leak in Bhopal, India, that killed 20,000 people and injured 100,000--and examines the lasting effects of the disaster on the region.

"Has Firestone Liberia Gone Far Enough?" was filmed by Ed Robbins, a freelance documentary photographer, during the IRP Gatekeeper Editors trip to Liberia in 2010. The film examines the environmental, labor and political impact of Firestone's sprawling Liberian rubber plantation.

"Indonesia's Palm Oil Dilemma" was filmed by Jacob Templin of during the IRP Gatekeeper Editors trip to Indonesia in 2011 and examines the controversial role of large agricultural firms in rural Indonesia.

Light refreshments will be served.

The DC Environmental Film Festival, which runs March 13-25, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and has selected as its theme the critical role that the environment plays in people's health. This is the first year that the IRP has been selected to host one of the Festival's screening events.