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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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