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the w. . my name is daniel i'm a filmmaker and this has been my most challenging personal film really thinks that if there was a is that after the earthquake largest the best place to an indian 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 it all starts in my small village in belgium. and their wonderful childhood this green paradise just. opposite my home there's
a big company. at dicks at an it. thousands of people who work there. my father worked at 2 as a union man. i worked in the factory during the holidays so i could buy my 1st camera. ethics at and it paid for houses food 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. parents at the exits are neat as 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 1980 and around 2004 i think as best as became found then. in europe. it takes internet is a company that made us bestest brotherhoods as best as is a mineral that can be mined like coal and you don't specialise is made of 5 british 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 it. knitty. look 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 house schools public buildings. in the european commission building in brussels was packed full of as best as products it became a booming business making the owners of ethics as a means the ems and family one of the richest in belgium. in 1964 scientific research by american dr selek off proved that as best as it was legal. as a union man my father knew about the scientific proof he did his best to warn the workers but many of his colleagues became sick and 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 even told me to leave the matter all 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 entry 100000 citizens
are expected to die from as a tell yo ma by 2030 in the e.u. . eric is an activist who founded a big an organization for victims of us best us. 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. i had drug bust him whoa. one of my sons told me that damn near the doctor had told him that morning that evening he told me mom you have the same illness as dad. and i mean my god you could. but i couldn't believe it it was incredible. to have
quite a few weeks after does interview prince ross boss the way. she left behind 5 sons eric is the oldest. american his family lived in the shadow of the factory was in the 5 brothers they exposed because of as best as in the environment. for them it was your house far from the company. know just across the road from the factory entrance was 50 meters away. in a bathroom they said that's then loaded came in 100 meters away for we would take the kids to watch nice little. not only their experience but 2 of his brothers died of us best of. luck for the moment 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 used to be. the for me get on
a boat. for she died was refused compensation. and graciously started a lawsuit against attacks attended. vulgarly on camera family claims ethernet knew that his vest 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 they turn it 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 us business no want to treat 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 breathe and dust would be black i mean it's you know when you've got a special dose of that you get dust coming out and that is definitely not
a good thing because of however the research we are. had done 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 to z's. in 1996 when that is the game the president of the air 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 international as best as corporations one bankrupt because of us
best us victims lawsuits at exeter need to covert factories from trouble to 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. fiber the amount 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 internet at 5 factories. one of these factors in kind more is well known to the indian lawyer to prove mukherjee. the factories have been opened up in india to take advantage of black floors so wonder why 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 more to get
a court case room against it's in court and court a court case against. the text the parent company saying that you knew very well when you were operating these factories stats as best os was a costly jen and yet you operate at these factories negligent all over a court case we were able to prove done since 963 days you're 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 look at it it's everywhere. what's happened is nothing less than corporate homicide. 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 of myself but i was hesitating. i've been exposed to his business my whole life like most of my village years my
lungs are affected. and i didn't my father would have warned me. not to go to india . welcome to everything this place times with with the home office and a texas history and i sound bites in the end most of. the factory was built in the thirty's by an english company at exaggerated balls a company in $89.00 and named it everest. on his best this was banned in belgium in 98 at dictator need kept his business production going 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 multiplier. effect does one go about the cyclone and india. this brings also back memories you know it's very similar even the roof of the factory is very similar. so many people work in the factory now now all it is a new i want 250 people. and it runs 24 hours here create every day shifts night 3 i read it 7 of 7. clearly see the sheets over there being piled up and they'll be taken and so this factory is for the north so should be for sold
anywhere in the north. asbestos seeks roll back the finest men cheat. which are the ones to use in india. he sells everything from soaked through toothpaste and sweets so he selling asbestos sheets with sweets. so what we know is that the 5 with them and sheets off to sometimes talk to the grain we can even see it's already in these new sheets yeah at the edge of it it's already started degrading and and then the fibers will come out from not. if you go anywhere in india you'll see 5 this memory thing advertised as being a kind of strong building material that lasts for a long time but with tech tea from the sun little protected from the rain.
go to my you go jenny against again see hundreds and hundreds of tonnes of asbestos . to use 997 when companies closed in the west the consumption of us bestest products on drupal in india. you will see it on a bird flu. shot while i was walking and the effect of it didn't got us down all that often up there don't go all the reward. i have done that. was billiards around this bag is one thing about this biggest that i saw this work is from santa cruz. my father said sometimes they made with water so snowballs and yeah yeah yeah you do that this is these 2 boards in your friends. but you really think my honey i saw the end of the band you know the bugs and then you went home scratching their heads you know that. says my wife. i don't look never met another
man in my life and i certainly you know you don't you direct that he's called it well ok beaman if my mom lived in the shadow of the factory. the houses built by the factory for the workers are entirely constructed from us the best the 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 cheating yourself and. one day i want me to spend just a wired me up the little bit there you are hoping that. the target d.j. was very happy. i used to do you need a small i.g.a. then and then they can go on i used to enjoy and they don't they're in a classroom and on the other side of the fence there is waste weren't you worried about a score of only. 70 and every side then they don't know the guy as whom is
quite separate from them. so little which anita alone and afraid of because i never knew of own the home of those their status baddies i'm in seen and the children didn't know either nanda no one even the rich even the markers. even on when i denied they were not. going to. hurt i'm ready. i think. obviously asbestos crisis in the soil goats crawling precipice toes. this is the everest industry school over the. 400 students with. between. 8 and 14 this cool we did. as best this roof deck steward i go. to see the
fibers like these 2 styles breaking down. not even any moment and saying no to the coming and going oh warnings the walking and it's just open like this you know. when did this start 9298. $9298.00 so that's at 6 epic start yeah. for the chase in belgium i got in touch with the canadian scientists and i guess having they found that there was any takes and it doesn't surprise me because i. have to stress waste csere on their 600000 i was like yeah. not just us best off base company in the end possibly even south asia. 600000 square meters is the equivalent of one on there done 20 football fields. people for the
flag and understandably all said before do i don't have to know the ground 3000 people living on the streets. but not. only are you told one of them in the u.k. is here this if i were you have never understood where i got a job just to get some to go i don't go beaming at you then we all must look at them again all over the union with your name and the like of the mean they're going to look a lot of the world and again when you're young you are going to live it especially hard this is what color me look it was made in response to the now of course you know the mark of one of the going to mean when the guy on the floor and the hair on the right of them are sort of you know you'll notice the quality of his devoted it was just this why are you willing to let me. the point is these are all cool people
yeah and they give their lives but this land and you know they're not told about the waste and as a consequence of building i know not how now they are out of this before making this building they got out of this fact. here's but as an international activist eric has come to crime or to a to go with his legal case against it takes it to me to be. ok.
i need to see how bad it has been reproduced your goal to duplicate it looks like they did such a good job. went out and then for the subsidiary fleet at the factory in time all in calcutta name calling but so on and the korean moderns shut down and they opened another one and not succumb 9595. you are telling me that even though they knew that's as business as well this is dangerous 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 got they believe they say that the thick skin that they thought that they could continue manufacturing asbestos 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 with the stuff. you have hospice stores use how many percent is it thank you much and one thing i know i'm shocked anymore when it is all right i didn't actually destroying the planet and because i really felt bloody. then i walk i go from the uncle up to temp and. i'm becoming reduced. i know i got.
it now that i think. he should have good point 8 that's 2 leaders point it should be true to hear about 1.69 views don't these tactics i've given him and disability of their people sent 30 men of the fifty's fifty's and indeed these 6 years to 6 years. he also worked with his hands in drawing business and going to up and put in machine. the situation of working with a rock as this is a change from addicts came or was it's the same. thing whatever they provided us with helmets to protect our heads in the end it's only going to look into the arctic their hearts do not protect the market loves to protect their lungs they get no give have that's. in the document of at the internet of 81 we can
greet 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 developing countries is not yet acute. forgot the body. inspired by his father who organize similar makeshift medical centers to do started working in india as a volunteer by looking at the length of time that they were exposed to asbestos they only exposed to asbestos through that has been closed by no merik. we need to find out when they were married to see when they were exposed. to help the people of crime or in the surrounding area with their medical documents. and.
americans say ok it's strange to see this logo here in india but if you leave off the everest you know it's as if i'm back home to the us. to. talk about south africa. next. time i'm here. i'm a surgeon i mean i was an associate professor with a lecturer in the department i don't need money for what you pay for medicine you can only earn money if you work for the company but if you work for the company you cannot diagnose. occupational disease so the only way you can do it if you don't want to work. i want to be who i'm suffering but i don't speak up in these otherwise i'll lose my job or going on with i have young daughters and
a son who is studying if i don't work amazing how will we survive kind of gaza and . we're going to need a lot of the going on that i'm sort of ingrained in their life and even if they don't we're going to die and there was never that i mean it's like i used to live with 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 plus and they don't 60 percent 60. s. in their voice loss of weight loss of every day in order to eat going to agree probably has got a lot of guns and it has businesses he lives on the bubble of the mountain there and he needs some proper treatment by stating actually for a medical doctor not to be able to leave him completely and. utterly and.
it was made clear to me and my wife you know something. is not her. i want her to live with me for a. part of that is you have to face it. are you going to have to die i mean they should never leave and then did i do that philosophy of life everyone has this is what i would look like this is why i like. father joseph you have been here for all of this you already did if you burials players illicitly one boy you just know that the 9 years old from the night of the
man on. the desk died ya don't go see our they've been problem. the fact is that that was i think news thing but they did not provide a problem medical facility even for a daily tech of any person who is going to a weight is high density if they do it then only all 10 leptin is that. and again there are no official scientific statistics in india. conservative estimates are that donda 1000 people are affected by asbestos related diseases in india pm 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 there not some nonsense say in public that that is not some. other place whatever that is the only
option. the 600 people visited the makeshift medical center. the number of people diagnosed with just distortions this 125. for his lawsuit against ethics entered it to write saddam all of their testimonies . put on most papers i can see it didn't say mystics yann for death period. there's no conversation right for that period where there's no compensation. we don't need them. we would like to thank you for welcoming us you have open
your doors so we could talk with your we could meet new faces my mother she was 66 years old. these bleak and she was mad. we trusted into this they didn't do us no dangerous but we realize that they lied. we hold the polluters 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 started down the it is gone but station now turn it has got to pay yes and. now i'm going to find out i don't. have it in way he said you know i can make you. feel it in things that deal some man see yeah and believe me you know.
i really i really long break you on my t.v. i mean i do need to be a bully no mondesire we end up being yawn among. them and you would know after that i mean on regular i mean made up of we're not going to how much better but it's just. real. after 16 long years in the case of france was a young kid versus ethics and to meet the families laura has finally handed an official verdict it's tough if it gets difficult to work because the court recognizes it turned its responsibility and states. that ethernet as a multinational and world player knew or should have known that exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma and that they should have known this since the mid sixty's since we did on the system these beaches off it's like david against
goliath for speeding goliath it takes more time when the means are unequal gropes. the boat. we're told me today france was young carer has won her battle for me and said the m. sons family you have written one of the darkest pages in belgium industrial history . for you manufacture roofs but you prefer to stay in the shadow 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. is the fun we don't view we miss you.
it's true i mustn't remain silent if you keep. it to him and i must bear up until this is all. this is a live satisfying. time is short if you see. eric's victory has opened the doors for other claimants all over the world. i join to blue in london to discuss whether he saw an opportunity for the numerous victims of crime or to brew had some unsettling news he asked me what my precise connection was to british filmmaker problem or. officer while he started emailing me 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 he infiltrated numerous anti as best as movements throughout the world is spying gathered information of activists from india thailand indonesia and vietnam. information that could be used to in their day work and their claims against the as best as industry activists can now be tried and killed. one of the things that makes me angry is it has 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 either he i mean vietnam so he is sitting with me or musically i'm a victims and using them as a cover. to spy for the after histories that really is
something that makes me angry. as business is still being mined in brazil china and in russia and it's on gold as best. it is still exported to countries like india it's a $1000000000.00 business. turns out group more spying was funded by the biggest as best as mining companies in kazakhstan it proves how far they are willing to go to stop the banning of us best us so the mother. was there. and so i have been saying now i want a lady i will meet me yeah i am here for the day and be a good thing for you. for the 1st time in her 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 forum. the mylar parlor where milosevic on behalf of the victims in india make a good but you know way it is all the victims of asbestos who will speak out today you know to another mother you know from their keep on other mothers speaking out a mother who sees her children losing their health and us hope. to spare you hope to meet someone from a text here to see circuit mall she can see clearly my management or the c.e.o. will be here but i don't think they're going to come from both spawn measurable but i bet i'll send someone who's got you. because only. it takes ethernet declined to participate in our film because not all conditions are sufficiently yet in order to respond positively to your request.
you are here to fight for the rights of the people of how your head nervous look at the i love her we all know it many people from all over the world come to listen to you. and i'm sure made me in a rush not a route not referring to. the . higher fence i made my last and come from india in my age yes i have seen school many in the living appear in full live born in the flaws of the debt. whatever it is when have it but not why do you need a bowl game edition this should not suffice for on this. one then
i'm assuming i meant how can a head did so i had to see talks. i was told was that he does this this this this should be he did immediately. turn it has got to pay the 2nd thing some compensation should be given to them he stands. and that 3rd thing now that this is should be bank book the. am i right. don't do thing in this if. i see it i think we know you care to convert yet. we are pending and we have landed only. last wall of their money. we should get what we need only.
this is all they have created. lets you know it was sort of good for you one thing is that. you know. this silliness is not the way to. do to not leave me again. and i am. crisis time as best this is still not on the list of banned products. during the assembly of the rotterdam convention countries take decisions on which has a disc emma calls will be banned convention it's the consensus of all the member states major producing countries have blocked it since 2006 get a guest on kazakhstan russia zimbabwe and india.
we have committed on us and for the white house going on back is for a couple of more years he'll be there by going on with this chemical and the danish is created man made as he lifts the only difference is that wanted to and expose them isn't it you sound like a real specialist i hope one day your country will manage also to bend as best as. goods and. it looks like it's going to take some time but indian time means let me tell you that i'm going to die or to snitch for that. i wasn't under the impression that this best this 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 in the street. you know sir you speak english. to us when you only see the russian. can i talk to you about the situation he goes next on in russia no we're not. we're
here for open discussions are going to be waiting. for us years ago when he was like you and when we understand that the prohibition of its use will lead to the loss of 100000 jobs which country here is willing to lose that many jobs which extra 186 percent of lung cancer is by no back book various kind of it uses there is no status because of out of any very international convicted does it worry the money skies of us and vision on a lot of press or violent justice ugh i am stupid seniority that eula b.s. that we consider that the adding of chrysotile us bestest in agendum 3 would have serious negative consequences for the economy flee if the end all our citizens economy you fail of any of us that. are required consensus is not reached i propose that we simply fall back to the issue to the next call for the consideration for the next call the decision to ban as best as it is once again to
get my postponed right here reading. their name. under a new rule by the environmental protection agency as best as is now legally allowed back in u.s. manufacturing. russian mining company puts drums face on it says business 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 fired for justice will continue well into the 21st century. my father and i had our differences.
but i think you would agree that the 3 allow companies to keep putting profit over people as vicious circle of great who continue for eternity. that says a nation in the midst of a d w exclusive 20 years ago 3 prominent members of the bella roost in opposition disappeared without a trace of now a key witness has come forward to reveal what he knows that meeting in the process that he was in excess of 3 to murder his information leaks little doubt the orders
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frankfurt airport city managed by frappe bought. this is deja vu news live from berlin u.s. lawmakers preparing for a landmark vote on impeachment proceedings against president. this would be only the 3rd impeachment of president in u.s. history the man at the center of the storm has fired off a furious letter to house speaker nancy pelosi also on the show.