‘Breathless’, an award-winning film about the devastating impact of the asbestos industry in India, is showing at the Salford University building on Salford Quays at 6.30pm on Wednesday 21st November 2018.
The showing has been arranged by the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group.
Tickets are £6 per person. To book online, please click here.
‘Breathless’ was made by filmmaker Daniel Lambo. Following the deaths of his father and many others from his village, Daniel sets off on a passionate quest to find the truth about the deadly asbestos industry.
His search takes him to the largest asbestos waste dump in India and unveils a cold-blooded industry still endangering the lives of workers and consumers around the world. A gripping story on the fight of individuals against a booming asbestos industry.
A link to the trailer of the film can be found here.
The showing of the film will be followed with a Q&A with Krishnendu Mukherjee. Mr Mukherjee is a barrister and Indian advocate at Doughty Street Chambers in London. He has extensive experience in trying to remedy human rights violations against corporations, including advice, litigation, negotiation, and OECD complaints.
Mr Mukherjee is part of the Business and Human Rights group at Doughty Street Chambers and Doughty Street International. He has spent nearly 10 years in India litigating human rights and environmental violations in India, including on the issues of asbestos, silicosis and mercury poisoning.