A self-shot documentary about the ongoing Bhopal disaster in India made by two medical students has gone from strength to strength on the international film festival circuit.
‘Sambhavna’ filmed by two students from The University of Liverpool focuses on the Sambhavna Clinic, a primary healthcare centre providing free medical treatment to gas victims, which is funded by Brighton based charity the Bhopal Medical Appeal. Many are unaware that in addition to the 1984 gas leak, ground water pollution continues to blight the lives of Bhopali citizens.
Students Joe Malone and Lotte Hardman filmed the documentary during a trip to Bhopal in 2010. Sambhavna translate from Hindi as ‘compassion.’
The film has now been entered into the Culture Unplugged Online Film Festival ‘Humanity Explored’ which has taken place annually since 2008. “Culture Unplugged is a mission, by and for global community of conscious storytellers, culture explorers and world citizens to reflect on issues and life experiences in contemporary world.”
The documentary has has previous successes at the West Midland’s Human Rights Film Festival and at FACT in Liverpool as well as being broadcast on Community Channel TV throughout February 3013.
You can view the documentary online here
You can make a donation to the Bhopal Medical Appeal which funds the Sambhavna Clinic here