Bhopal, Toxic Trespass
The children shown in this video are second and third generation sufferers of the effects of Union Carbide’s toxic chemicals. Some of them have a parent, or grandparent, poisoned in the 1984 gas tragedy; whilst the parents of others have been exposed to the contaminated water now found in these areas thanks to the toxic waste abandoned in and around the factory. Shockingly, some of the children’s parents were gassed in 1984 and, with an aded, cruel twist, have been slowly poisoned by the water ever since.
Photos: © Giles Clarke, Getty Images reportage
Breathe Fire is a project conceived and written for the Bhopal Medical Appeal. Its aim is to spread awareness of the ongoing disaster in Bhopal and, ultimately, to help shame those in positions of power into acting to put it right.
Here you will find all of the versions of the song that have been recorded so far, all with equally stunning videos, and we welcome all musicians to take the song and make their own version, in whatever way they see fit, using these lyrics & chords as a starting point…
Bhopal in 2 Minutes
A short film specially made for the BMA, by Van Maximilian Carlson. Director of award winning documentary Bhopali, simply expressing the disaster story in 2 minutes.
Ghosts of Bhopal
Short film, made around the time of the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, by Canadian journalist Jennifer Wells and videographer Spencer Wynn.
Avaes Mohammad performs 'Bhopal'
Writer, performance poet, and BMA Trustee Avaes Mohammad performs his poem ‘Bhopal’ at the time of the 20th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster.
City of Lakes
Music video for Autorickshaw’s song ‘City of Lakes’. Proceed from City of Lakes have been for the benefit of the Bhopal Medical Appeal.
Short film, produced around the 15th anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster, describing the spate of birth defects in those born to disaster survivors and the survivors fight for justice.
The Empty Promise of Bhopal: Evolution of a Disaster
Accomplished short film by US high school 10th grade student Justin Sentzer telling the general Bhopal Disaster story. The documentary won first place in the National History Day Long Island regional competition and subsequently went forward to the competition for National History Day where it was named as a finalist, and placed eighth overall in the United States in the final round of competition.