One Night in Bhopal

One Night in Bhopal

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One Night in BhopalThe Bhopal disaster is one of the world's worst industrial disasters in the history of mankind. The explosion at Union Carbide plant located at the heart of the city of Bhopal caused a release of toxic gas rolled along the ground through the surrounding streets killing thousands of people.

The gases also injured anywhere from 150,000 to 600,000 people. Six safety measures designed to prevent a gas leak had either malfunctioned, were turned off or were otherwise inadequate. In addition, the safety siren, intended to alert the community should an incident occur at the plant, was turned off.

Mixing drama and eyewitness accounts, this documentary tells the story of the night of the disaster through the people who lived there.

The drama-documentary focuses on five local people, who saw first-hand the effects of the gas on the patients, a local police superintendent who helped to restore calm on the night and a young technician at the factory whose life was saved by an oxygen mask.

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david johnson
6 years ago

third world country yet again will suffer, union carbide should av got prosecuted

9 years ago

When this factory was built it was in the middle of a jungle. The Indian government is also culpable because it has no zoning laws and allowed people to build shacks right up to the factory fence. If you live in the shadow of a factory you should expect to be exposed if something goes wrong. Union Carbide paid the price - they're no longer in business but business works in the confines of govt. laws. Blame the govt. as well.

Davey Jai Dickens
9 years ago

'Reassuring press-release'... when i heard that 'good news' i knew UC would spin their way out of it. Never accepted culpability, what a sham.

11 years ago

Why didnt America have this factory in their own back yard! Yeah right!

12 years ago

Not for the life of me will I ever understand how these people, this company, were ever allowed to get away with this.

12 years ago

this was a very sad tradgidy. americans as well as the indians running the plant and government all played a part in though, Americans cut all costs in half therefore cutting back jobs and safety checks but the workers did not take the correct precautions to prevent it from happening either. They should have also let everyone in the surrounding are know that this was a dangerous chemical and what they would do if something like this occured.

12 years ago

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12 years ago

This documentary proves my point on all big companies: They are out for human destruction and nothing else. And they will all burn in hell for sure.

Great docu.

12 years ago

I feel terrible for these people. I wish they had practiced better safety precautions. 4 differant safety checks failed. It was an American corp, but it was Indian workers who failed to take the necessary precautions. So blame cannot be laid solely on american corps. I know alot of people like to jump on the "hate America" band wagon these days, but keep in mind that corps around the world are just as callous and evil. We have to reighn in ALL corps, not just American ones.

12 years ago

So sad the US companies treat people like this. Make me ashamed to say I have US citizenship. US companies still do this to other countries too.

12 years ago

Scary stuff, I don't think the multi-nationals could get away with something this horrendous in today's computer age. Although they would probably try. Humans seem to be expendable when it comes to the almighty dollar.

Sherry Roberts
12 years ago

Wow, amazing doc.

12 years ago

325 pound compensation ???
You should be ashamed !!

12 years ago

It's really not focused on disaster...It could be made better if it was focused on actually faults of union carbide and loopholes in legacy system of India what was going on under the table