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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.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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