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made for mines. my name is daniel lumba i'm a filmmaker and these as being my most challenging personal film made me think that after that scare me because that after thwaites largest us best off base jump in india and possibly even south asia. the story of ordinary people fighting a global industry has been getting away with mass murder. an industry protected by powerful politicians and the dolls starts in my small village in belgium. i had a wonderful childhood disagreeing paradise. just opposite my home and there's
a big company. at dick's internet. thousands of people who work there. and my father worked there too as a union man. i work in the factory during the holidays so i could buy my 1st camera . it takes at the need for houses food and my studies it brought a lot of prosperity to families in the region this was the unquestioned reality of my you'd. one day more than 50 years later an indian lawyer comes to my village. errantly ethics underneath has a dark and hidden history buried in india. you run a factory in another country and you don't tell these people that it's unsafe you don't provide any of the safety equipment you dump asbestos like this and then you
leave. as a huge rise in the use of asbestos in india and around 198-0008 increases a lot shockley and that's because between 1908 and around 2004 i think as best as the game banned them in europe. it takes it and it is a company that made us vesta's products as best as is a mineral that can be mined like coal and you know as best as is made of 5 or he's one fiber of his best it's actually contains millions of small fibers which cannot be seen with a naked eye not even through an ordinary microscope. only what's come out. in the early fifty's as best as fiber mixed with cement was considered a miracle product that was meant to last for a. turnitin. level in the hall show we are fortunate in our industry in that it's
best us and cement constitute what i call a perfect match for. this miracle brother was used in the houses schools public buildings. even the european commission building in brussels was a bag full of as best as problems could be game a booming business making the owners of ethics at a rate the ems and family one of the richest in belgium. in 1964 scientific research by american dr selek of proved that as best as it was legal. as a union man my father knew about this scientific proof he did his best to warn the workers but many of his colleagues became sick. inhaling as best as fibers can cause as bestows his lung cancer and measure tell your mom. breathing in these
fibers for even short periods of time can cause cancer the symptoms of this cancer can take many years to develop 15 years sometimes 30 to 40 years and there is no known cure. why didn't my father warn me about the dangers. why did he allow me to work in these deadly dust. just before he died he even told me to leave the matter all on for him as best us was a thing of the past. i decided to ignore his last wish and proof that the company he worked for is part of a worldwide industry that's causing death and destruction to this day. according to the world health organization officially more than 300000 citizens are
expected to die from mezzeh tell yo much by 2030 in the e.u. . eric is an activist who founded a big an organization for victims of us best those of by my dad was a technical engineer he started working at had written in 1953 he developed mesothelioma which was diagnosed in brussels and he died 6 months later in 1970 i mean it sort of was. so i had drug bust him whoa. one of my sons told me that the end of the doctor had told him that morning that evening he told me mom you have the same illness as dad. and i managed to get. up and i couldn't believe it it was incredible. to have quite
a few weeks after does interview françoise boss the way. she left behind 5 sons eric is the eldest. eric and his family lived in the shadow of the factory also as in the 5 brothers of the exposed because of as best as in the environment. for them it was your house far from the company. you know just across the road the factory entrance was 50 meters away. in a bathroom the beds that unloaded came in 100 meters away or we would take the kids to watch nice little book. not only their experiments but 2 of his brothers died of us best. so the shock for them or more each time we were just getting over our latest loss and bam more bad news hit us again so christmas is no longer the family gathering that it used to be. the for me good although very. unfortunate i
was refused compensation. and courageously started a lawsuit against a texas internet. vulgarly youngcare a family claims ethernet knew that his best is dangerous and harmful to health but the company's lawyer says it and it did not know and was not at fault. with the knowledge they had at that time ater not acted as could be expected from any normal industrial company in similar circumstances so they are not at fault. at the exit and its policy has always been to minimize the dangers of as best us know what you can eat our lungs were created by god to breathe in fresh air from the our dead from the sea side but they weren't created to prevent dust big i mean else you know when you've got
a special dose that you get dust filming and that is definitely not a good thing because of however the research we. pat down at the university of leviathan prove that even at the moment of sawing hardly any as best as is released into the air and therefore the danger is almost 0. manager from the rest died of an as best as related disease. in 976 from that has became the president of the a i a. and lobbied hard to promote as best us. as best as in the environment is classified as an extremely low risk just like taking one beer per day. at the exit and it flourished and soon became a multinational company with factories in the netherlands friends in italy all over europe. many internationalists best us corporations went bankrupt because of us
best us victims lawsuits at exeter need to quote our factories from troubled competitors and so they became a dominant world player. in 1981 in a meeting at 6 at an it had a new opportunity to benefit from. fibers evolved in developing countries is expected to continue to rise over the long term. ethics internet soon acquired as best as factories in developing countries in africa south america and asia india it takes after neat at 5 factories. one of these factors in crime or is well known to the indian lawyer to prove. that factories have been opened up yet to take advantage of lax laws so the why of why are you here so we're trying to bring a case here in belgium i've been trying to see the options but you know portuguese
of color hates him against it's of course a court case against. the text the parent company saying that you knew very well when you were operating these factories steps such best also was a costly jen and yet you operate at these factories negligent well over a court case we were able to prove done since 963 did you so no way they can say when they were doing that in the ninety's until 2002 and they cannot say that i didn't know and look at it it's everywhere. what's happened is nothing less than corporate publicized. if you made a decision that has cost the lives of people then you should be held accountable for it in a criminal court. i wanted to see time more myself but i was hesitating.
i've been exposed to his business my whole life like most of my villagers my lungs are affected. and i think my father would have warned me. not to go to india. welcome to the everything his face clouded. with with the home office yes and a texas a very nice ride bikes in the course of. the factory was built in the thirty's by an english company ethics at or near bought the company in 89 and named it everest . when his business was banned in belgium in 98 at the excedrin it kept as business production growing until 2002.
then they sold their business to an indian family. the current indian owners did not want us to film in the factory. so we can see better from the top. but local people took me into blue today rooftop. this is the mother blog. the fed does what the fuss about the cyclone in india. just brings also back memories you know it's all very similar even the roof of the factory is very similar. so many people work in the factory now. it is a. 150 people. and it runs 24 hours here create every day shifts night 3 i read a 7 or 7. clearly see the sheets over there being piled up and they'll be taken himself and his factories for the north so should be for sold anywhere in the north
. asbestos seeks roll back that in the 5 or so men sheets. which are the ones they use in india. he sells everything from so through toothpaste and sweets so he selling asbestosis hunts with sweets. so what we know is that if i was a man and sheets off to sometimes talk to degrade we could even see it's already in these new sheets yeah at the edge of it it's already started degrading and and then the 5 us will come out from not. if you go anywhere in india you'll see 5 us men leaving advertised as being a kind of strong building material that lasts for a long time that with techies from the sun little techie from the rain.
start to my ma you go trying to get something new see hundreds and hundreds of tons of asbestos. seems 997 when companies closed in the west the consumption of us bestest products on drupal in india. you to see it on a bird flu. shot struck while i was walking and the fact of it didn't get us time to call it off are no where to go all the reward. i have done that. was billiards around this bag is one thing about just vegas from the outside this work is from south africa. my father said sometimes they made with water so snowballs and yeah yeah yeah you do that this is your friends. but you really think my honey i saw the end of the pint. with the president and then you went home scratching it's not that. says my wife. i don't look never met. in
my life and i seriously you know you had me direct that is called if i left ok beaman his mother lived in the shadow of the factory. the houses built by the factory for the workers are entirely constructed from us bestest sheets. the area they live on is known as the as best as compound. how you feel about living in this house i'm become highly taking yourself i. wonder what it is but the wired me up the little bit there you have to feed them. that i lived to tell i was very happy. i used to do you need a small idea then and then like i'm gone i used to enjoy it there don there in the classroom and on the other side of the fence there is waste weren't you worried about him this quarter of only. 70 and every side then they dump the guy as
soon as when separate from them. well let's talk which anita i know not played on because i never knew of owned a home of does their status baddies and i'm insane and the children didn't know either nono no one even know which even the markers even on when i denied they were not gravel you listen to. the for. her i'm ready. i think. obviously asbestosis chrysler tile in the soil goats crawling trespass toes. this is the everest industry school over there got 400 students with a get a queen. 8 and 14 risk pool with it as best as roof next to it i go.
to see the fibers like these 2 styles breaking down. not even any more but i'm saying no to the coming and going all warnings grouping and it's just opened like this you know. when you just start 9298. $9298.00 so that's ethics ethics start yeah. but each case in belgium i got in touch with the canadian scientists and i guess have a they found that they were really takes a good cause it's got me as a. specialist waste 630600000 i was yeah. like just us best to spacetime going in the end possibly even south asia. 600 dollars and square meters is the equivalent of one on their den 20 football fields. people who are more than just learned and ready to start their berlioz as
before did i love to. ground 3000 people are living on the streets. i was told one of them in the one you can see here this is. the fridge i can't just be something going on with the meaning of events i'll stick to him again although you know me meant a lot to the me visible to the world and if you're going to young you are going to live especially this is a couple colony like it was american response now of course the mark of europe like the can only mean one thing on the day and the man on the right of them are going to let you know not just the quality of his gilded it was just visiting the why are you unwilling to make your only houses here the point is these are all true people
yeah and i give the green but this land and you know they're not telling about the waste and as a consequence of building are not i'm not i'm not they are aware of this before making this building they're not aware of this fact. here's the but as an international activist eric has come to crime or to aid to battle with his legal case against it takes internet to be. ok.
i need to see how the pattern has been reproduced your goal to duplicate it looks like they did such a good job. went out and forth these subsidiary things at the factory and i'm all in calcutta and i'm going but so on and the korean modern shut down and they opened another one in nasik in $9595.00. you are telling me that even though they knew that as business was injures and they were going to stop you know forced to stop in belgium in 983 years before that deadline they opened up a new one the one i denied they believe a day without a thick skin then i thought that they could continue manufacturing on specialists knowing what they knew about the circumstances i specify
a spray can diseases in europe this is what what makes me mad and what makes me travel the world the most the stuff. you have hospital is use a many percent isn't going to life and limb yeah i know i'm shopping more but it is already now actually destroying dubai's and because my refill body. when i walk i go from the i grew up to temp and. i become reduced. i know not. at all i.
could not get over. the should have a good point 8 that's 2 liters point it should be should be here about 1.69 vs doing this practice and i've given him a disability off 30 percent 30. fifties fifty's and indeed these are the 6 you see to. be also him or read his hands in ra as a business and going to end up and put in machines this iteration of working with raw us versus change when it gets paid or was it's the same. similar they provided us with helmets to protect our heads. and it's only going to look ahead to the arctic the herds do not protect their dog and loves to protect their lungs they get no good habits. and a document of ethics and turn it over 81 we can treat it was important that the
relevant homebase standards should be applied to subsidiaries. yet we discover that the standards were never applied and the reason why they were never applied is also to be found in the same document is best isn't health issue in most developed in countries is not yet acute. the one on the body. inspired by his father who organize similar makeshift medical centers to blue started working in india as a volunteer but looking at the length of time that they're exposed to asbestos they're only exposed to asbestos if you don't have but it's close but no merrick. we need to find out when they were married to see when they were exposed. helps the people of crime or in the surrounding area with their medical documents here.
from i was sorry it's strange to see this logo here in india if you leave off the everest and it's as if i'm back home to the us the. doctor cost out doctor cause. next. year. i'm a surgeon i mean i was an associate professor with a lecturer in a department i don't need money for them occupation medicine you can only earn money if you work for the company but if you work for the company you cannot diagnose occupation because it so the only way you can do it if you don't want to work. i want to give you i'm suffering but i don't speak up in these otherwise i'll lose my job i think you know i have young daughters and
a son who is studying if i don't work a main how will we survive high gazans are. they going to do what i'm going in or the other source of employment the even if they don't want them to die and there was never that i mean it's like that i lived their lives like them or i'm in their work in their work and they don't know what they were like media because they don't know money. so you have got a disability bus and they don't 60 percent 60. s in their voice loss of weight loss of every day and or eat going to agree probably has got a lot of ill considered as business he lives on the bubble of the moment there and he needs some proper treatment by standing actually for a medical doctor not to be able to leave him completely. utterly and.
it was made clear to me my wife you know something. is not where. i want her to live with me father or. order of their lives we have to face it. everyone has to die. i mean basically not only did. i do the philosophy of life everyone has done this is what i would look like this is why i like. joseph you have been priests here for all of this you already did if you burials players illicitly one boy you doesn and 39 years old from the time that the nana.
just died yet of course you are they didn't problem. the fact is that that was i think youth thing but they did not probably had a problem medical facility even for a daily checkup and the person who is going to rate is higher than nancy it is to do is that orally are $1011.00 to me it's night. and again there are no official scientific statistics in india. conservative estimates are that a $100000.00 people are affected by asbestos related diseases in india every yeah every day or every year but go in and record it it's already globally the largest. occupational disease asbestos sees globally and this is going to be replicated in this country it's going to be going to be the sun there are not some nonsense say in public that it is not some. other live whatever that is only up to.
600 people visit to the makeshift medical center. the number of people diagnosed with dust distortions this 125. for his lawsuit against antics entered it to write it on all of their testimonies. put on most papers i can see in the internet say my 6 yann from that period. there's no conversation right about there is no there's no compensation. there. we have. we would like to thank you for welcoming us you have open your doors so we could talk with your we could meet your
faces my mother she was 66 years old. these bleak and she was man. we trust that in turn leads this aid into us no dangerous but we realize that they lie. we hold the double looters we'll be taken to justice and we'll pay for the cleanup there is nothing we can do for the people who passed away but we must be thinking about the future generation it starts down the road is a compensation for that naturalness has got to pay yes i am not going to call her not i don't think. i'm a little lady said you know i can thank you. don't take it in these ideas not my hands yet and believe me you know.
i really i really don't read you on my a.t.v. i mean i do need to be really nobody's i mean obviously on a month i'm a new woman and after that i meet all great god made up of we're doing normal adama best but it's just. room. after 16 long years in the kaser from swazi on here to vs at 6 am to meet the family's lawyer is finally handed to an official verdict i just hope it gets difficult would look at the court recognizes the internet's responsibility and states that at. net you as a multinational and world player knew or should have known that exposure to asbestos can cause mezzo filio modest and that they should have known this since the mid sixty's since we did on the air system these beaches off it's like david against
goliath we have for speeding goliah takes more time when the means are an equal groups. on. the boat we. were told we did it today france was young carer has won her battle for me and said the m. sings family you have written one of the darkest pages in belgium in industrial history before we get into what you manufacture roofs but you prefer to stay in the shadow and we were able to prove to the court that they knew they knew. also us from suarez who passed away confident or rest in peace next to pierre pair paul and stuff ours is the fun we don't view we miss you.
it's true i mustn't remain silent he said she will cry out and i must bear up until this is all. this is a live satisfying. time is short the chef. eric's victory has opened the doors for other claims all over the world. i joined do brewing on them to discuss whether he saw an opportunity for the numerous victims of crime or the 2 grew had some unsettling news he asked me what my precise connection was to british filmmaker probably more. after a while he started emailing and phoning and giving numbers of other people at a certain point he came to my village he's a very nice guy. i was wrong to reveal that rob moore was
a corporate sponsor. rockmore now claims to have been a double agent but the fact remains that infiltrated numerous anti as best as movements throughout the world is spying gathered information of activists from mania thailand indonesia and vietnam. information that could be used to hang their dirty work and their claims against us best as industry activists can now be tracked and killed. one of the things that makes me angry is it as the names and identities and photographs and voice recordings of all of these people without their permission. there are photographs in these files of him sitting with people are dying from easily i mean vietnam so he is sitting with media these are 3 m. of victims and using them as a cover. to spy for the rest of his trees that really is.
something that makes me angry. as best this is still being mined in brazil china and in russia in a time gold is best. if you still exported to countries like india it's a $1000000000.00 business. turns out to grow more spying was funded by the biggest as best as mining company in kazakhstan it proves how far they are willing to go to stop the banning of us best us as the mother. was there now are you. answer everything i want a lady you. will meet me yeah i am here to the n.b.a. thank you. for the 1st time in our life never traveled by plane it's
a big day she's invited to speak in geneva in front of the united nations at the business and human rights for a. need my love by your milosevic on behalf of the victims in india a good passes but in a way it is all the victims of asbestos who will speak out today you know to another mother hilton and you know trying to keep other mothers speaking out a mother who sees her children losing their health hoping. to spare do you hope to meet someone from a taxi or to see circuit. she can secretly my help the management or the c.e.o. will be here but i don't think they're going to come from both spot measurable spackle but i bet they'll send someone who's got a big ear because only. it takes ethernet declined to participate in our film because not all conditions are sufficiently yet in order to respond both differently to your request.
you are here to fight for the rights of the people of our nervous look at our leisure and we know it's many people from all over the world come to listen to you . dr reef remember. there are no any. higher fans i need my laugh i have come from india in my evil yes i have seen school many good. living a dream for live born to the laws of the day. whatever it is when happy but not a bold dumb invention this will not suffice for in this. war then
i believe i meant hope they may have did so i had to teach talks. i was told was that good as boosters released this should be he did reduce the. turnout has got to pay the 2nd thing some compensation should be given to the victims and the 13 now does this issue big bang good. and right right. there on differing in this group. c. i think we all have to come but yet. we have handed and we have to move rather than literally. do not learn through all of their money. these food. mark we need only.
this is all dead pretty was yeah it was still good only one thing is left. you know. that's simply illegal this is not a move to. dilute another movie again. and i think. crisis time as best as is still not on the list of banned products. during the assembly of the rotterdam convention countries take decisions on which hazardous chemicals will be banned. convention meets the consensus of all the member states major producing countries have blocked it since 2006 catechist on kazakhstan russia zimbabwe and india. we have committed over 7 folkloric the house
vote on act is flooding a couple of more years q bill why would know with this chemical and etain which is created man made has ill effects the only difference is the quantity and the exquisite isn't it you sound like a real specialist they hope one day your country will manage also to bend as best as cooks and. it looks like it's going to take some time but in the end time means let me tell you adapt it to diet snitched will that. i wasn't under the impression that this best us would die a natural death. and meanwhile more and more people died. during the convention i tried to talk to representatives of the russian as best as industry. those are you speak english and those who only see the russian. when i talk to you about this situation in kazakhstan or russia well why not. we're here for open
discussion certainly more than willing. to hand over your shoes or go away like you and when we understand that the probably should have it's use will lead to the loss of 100000 jobs which country here is willing to lose that many jobs which nestle strong 186 percent of lung cancer his bites don't back book various kind of its users there is no status because i doubt it will any american can ask to buy pentagon does it want to live under the guise of doesn't it on account of desert island business ugh i am stuck glitchy in europe is that you love the b.s. that we consider that the adding of chrysotile us bestest in a dent in 3 would have serious name. of consequences for the economy and all our citizens economy you fail a variety of the things that. are required consensus is not reached i propose that we simply evolve it and the issue to the next call to the consideration for the
next call the decision to ban as best as is once again original my boss won't let anyone. reading. the internet. under a new rule by the environmental protection agency as best as is now legally allowed back in us manufacturing. a russian mining company puts drums face on it as best as products too many people have died continue dying and will die because of as best us one can only admire the courage and determination of ordinary people take action and make a difference. and it looks like the fight for justice will continue well into the 21st century. my father and i had our differences.
but i think he would agree that if we allow companies to keep putting profits over people. is fish a circle of great who continue for eternity. larry . climate change. the strain ability to move environmental projects. globalization. biodiversity species conservation exploitation of ecology. human rights displacement. the global impact of the local
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