Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

 

Maquilapolis (2006)

Maquilapolis is a documentary film directed by Vicky Funari and Sergio de la Torre. It depicts the working environment in Mexico explicitly to the audience. The laborers are mostly women who worked in the assembly factories in Tijuana, and these factory workers are referred to as the maquiladoras. The filmmakers exposed these multinational factories that came to Mexico for cheap labor. Many women are interviewed during this film but we are focused on the story of two women and their lives. One of them was Carmen; who worked hard for herRead More


Bhopali

Bhopali is a documentary directed by Max Carlson that portrays one of the world’s worst catastrophes struck in Bhopal, India. It was the early morning of December 3rd 1984 when a pesticide plant which leaked methyl iso-cyanate gas that covered the entire city within just a few seconds. This plant was owned by the Union Carbide Corporation factory. At least, 10,000 people died within the few hours of the disaster due to exposure of this lethal gas. Most effects started with rigorous coughing, vomiting, eye irritation and loss of breath.Read More