Assist Bhopal is a story of the unabating effects of the worst industrial disaster the world has known- gas leak at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. On the morning of December 3, 1984 more than 40 tons of methyl isocyante (MIC) gas leaked from the India Union Carbide Limited plant, creating a dense cloud over a resident population of about 500,000. That night 8000 people died due to inhalation of this lethal gas, and over time another 20,000 fatalities have been directly attributable to the accident. Today, an estimated 200,000 people suffer from chronic illnesses resulting from this accident.
Director: Megan Sai Dogra
Megan is a 17-year-old high school junior. She is the founder of Assist Bhopal, a charity organization to help the disabled children of the the survivors of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
Her debut film, Birth of a Dream was screened at the Milwaukee Film Festival 2013. A story of hard work and determination, the highlight was an interview with Louise Brown, world's first test-tube baby.
Megan is very active in giving back to her community. She is very passionate about helping those in need. She volunteers at various organizations in the metro Milwaukee area.
Film Type:Documentary, Student
Runtime:16 minutes 18 seconds
Completion Date:September 20, 2014
Production Budget:1,800 USD
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:India