Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Kick Out Dow Save Pune FILM FESTIVAL on April 12, Saturday


The Kick Out Dow Save Pune Movement is organizing the next hearing of the PEOPLES COURT on April 19 and 20. As a part of creating awareness and mobilizing people for the anti-Dow campaign, LOKAYAT is organising a "KICK OUT DOW SAVE PUNE FILM FESTIVAL" to create awareness about the impact of companies like Dow on our health, environment and livelihoods.

Date:         12 April, Saturday

Time:         5 pm – 8 pm

Venue:       Lokayat Hall, opp. Syndicate Bank, Near Nal Stop, Law College Road, Pune.

The following films will be screened:

  1. No More Bhopals (5 minutes): A music video featuring the famous music band BANNED to create awareness about the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
  2. Hunting Warren Anderson (30 minutes): A documentary on the Bhopal Gas Disaster and the deliberate negligence of Union Carbide (which has since been taken over by Dow) for maximizing profits which led to the world's worst industrial disaster.
  3. Slow Poisoning of India (25 minutes): A short film on the indiscriminate use of pesticides in India and their impact on people's health.
  4. Battle's Poison Cloud (50 minutes): Made in 2003, this film documents the impact of Agent Orange, a poisonous pesticide made by Dow Chemical, on the people of Vietnam, twenty years after the war ended.
  5. Exposure (50 mins): On the impact of modern chemicals, plastics, pesticides and synthetic substances on our food, air and water, and their impact on our bodies, with special focus on breast cancer among women.

Entry is free. All are invited. The screenings will be followed by a discussion.


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