How Making Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Changed Me

October 30, 2014 7:15 PM

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How Making Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain Changed Me

I had the privilege of making a film that changed the way I see things in life. Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, which is being released next month, is inspired by the world's worst industrial disaster which took place on December 3rd, 1984 when a pesticide leak at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, Central India killed more than 10,000 people in a few hours.

Growing up, I heard about this terrible tragedy and that people are still suffering nearly 30 years later as a result of what happened. I wanted to bring awareness of this to the rest of the world, so something could be done to stop the suffering. When I was cast in the film, I was thrilled that thr...

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