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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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Justin Anderson joined Realscreen as senior staff writer in 2021, reporting and writing stories for the newsletter and magazine. During his 20-year career he’s filled a variety of roles as a writer and editor at a number of media organizations, covering news and current affairs as well as business, tech, the film and music industries and plenty in between. He’s also spent time behind the scenes in television production, having written everything from voiceover scripts for documentaries to marketing copy. He has a degree in Journalism from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

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