BHOPALI, a multi award-winning feature length documentary film, describes the experience of second generation children affected by the 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster along with the ongoing contamination of local ground water, in and around the abandoned Union carbide factory, caused by the reckless dumping of toxic chemical waste.
It follows several children as they and their families endeavour to cope with the ongoing medical and social disaster, as well as their memories of that traumatizing night that shocked the world and changed Bhopal forever.
Set against the backdrop of vehement protests for the 25th anniversary of the disaster, the Bhopalis continue to fight for justice, proving to be anything but victims.
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Winner of 7 Awards:
- Grand Jury Best Documentary Award, 2011 Slamdance Film Festival
- Documentary Audience Award, 2011 Slamdance Film Festival
- Best Documentary Award, 2011 New York Indian Film Festival
- Best Documentary Award, 2011 Los Angeles International Film Festival
- Best Director, 2011 Los Angeles International Film Festival
- Best Documentary Special Jury Award, 2011 Beverly Hills Film Festival
- Best Documentary Award, 2011 San Francisco United Film Festival
Van Maximilian Carlson, Director / Cinematographer / Editor
Van Maximilian Carlson, born November 1984, is a Los Angeles-based director, editor, and cinematographer who has worked on numerous projects including documentaries, commercials, trailers, and several original dramatic films. His directorial works have received numerous awards, such as a “Special Jury Award” at the 40th Annual USA Film Festival, the “Most Promising Director Award” at the Buﬀalo Niagara Film Festival, and the “Best Director Award” at the Toronto International Teen Movie Festival for a short film he completed while in high school. He directed and shot DISSOCIATIVE (2008), which went on to win a “Best thriller Award.” His film, NINTH NOVEMBER NIGHT (2004), was considered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Documentary Screening Committee to be “one of the outstanding documentaries of 2004.” His editorial work has also been recognized and awarded three Promax/ BDA awards and one Key Art nomination.
Visit Van Maximilian Carlson’s website http://www.maxcarlsonfilms.com