‘Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,’ to be shown this evening on the Huntington campus


Bhopal_KalPenn_MartinSheenMarshall University’s Women Connect will present a screening of the new film, “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,” from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight in room BE5 on the lower level of the Memorial Student Center.

The film marks the 30th anniversary of the Union Carbide pesticide leak in Bhopal, India. More than 10,000 people were killed while others continue to suffer long-term effects from the leak.

Tickets cost $5 for faculty, staff and community members and can be purchased at the door. The Office of Student Activities will be providing free tickets to students. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Michele Diener (diener@marshall.edu), associate professor in the department of history and director of women’s studies.

A Q&A, featuring Dr. Charles Somerville, dean of the College of Science, and Maya Nye, president and spokesperson of People Concerned about Chemical Safety, will follow the movie.

Sponsors are Marshall University Student Activities, People Concerned about Chemical Safety and MU Student Health Education Programs.

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Photo: Actors Kal Penn and Martin Sheen are among those appearing in “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain.”