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Mercury Media sells “Bhopali” abroad

Six broadcasters, including HBO Latin America and Al Jazeera Turkey, have picked up the feature doc examining the aftermath of the 1984 industrial disaster in Bhopal, India. (Pictured: Bhopali)
September 9, 2011

Six international broadcasters have picked up a feature doc examining the aftermath of the 1984 industrial disaster in Bhopal, India.

Mercury Media has signed deals for Bhopali with HBO Latin America, Al Jazeera Turkey, Russia Today, TVI Portugal, Planete Poland, and Mediacorp who have acquired Pan-Asian rights.

The film from director Van Maximilian Carlson and Oddbox Films looks at the second generation of people in Bhopal affected by the Union Carbide gas disaster of 1984.

Bhopali picked up Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the 2011 Slamdance Film Festival.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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