Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain hits theaters 30 years after the disaster

December 1, 2014 6:04 PM

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Neither Union Carbide nor its successor, Dow, has apologized to the people of Bhopal, India, where what is still known as the world's worst industrial disaster took place thirty years ago this week. The number of deaths caused both directly and indirectly from the disaster differs, but it is in the tens of thousands with over half a million people suffering some form of injury. Every single horse in the area died as a result of the poisoning and mass burials and cremations of both humans and animals took place in the days that followed.

This past weekend, a film made by Indian director Ravi Kumar has hit the cinemas and is playing Chicago, DC and San Diego, and opens this week in India, at film festivals in Japan and around the world. The authenticity of how the story is told is due in great part to the fact that first-time directo...

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