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plane. my name is daniel lomborg i'm a filmmaker and this has been my most challenging personal film really thinks that if there was a therapy does that affect both race. best off a stump and in the end possibly even to 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 and. i had a wonderful childhood in this green paradise joe. opposite my home and there's
a big company. at dicks at an it. thousands of people who work there. 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 antics an incident 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 other 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 shuffling and that's because between 1980 and around 2004 i think as best as became found them in europe. it exists and it is a company that made us best as brothers as best as is the mineral that can be mined by coal and you know as best as he's made a fiver he's one fiber of his best us actually contains millions of small fibers which cannot be seen with the 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 medical problem that was meant to last for its. certainty. level in the long shot
we are fortunate in our industry and 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 products it became a booming business making the owners of it except the meat the ems and family one of the richest in belgium. in 1964 scientific research by american dr selek of proved that as best as 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. inhaling as best as fibers can cause 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 the allow me to work in these deadly dust. just before he died he even told me to leave the matter 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 entry on their 1000
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 us. by my dad was a technical engineer he started working at hatter that 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 rock bottom 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 met my dad. i couldn't believe it it was incredible. jack quite
a few weeks after does interview prince ross boss the way. she left behind 5 sons eric is the eldest of. eric and his family lived in the shadow of the factory was in the 5 brothers go they 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. your back to the beds that loaded came in 100 meters away for we would take the kids to watch nice little. not only their experiments but 2 of his brothers died of us best. so the shock 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 it used to be. there for me to get on the very. unfortunate diet
was refused compensation. and courageously started a lawsuit against a texas internet. vulgarly youngcare a family claims ethernet knew that his festus is dangerous and harmful to health but the company's lawyer says it and it did not know and was not at fault. if they did with the knowledge they had at that time internet acted as could be expected from any normal industrial company in similar circumstances so they are not i fault . i think saturn its policy has always been to minimize the dangers of us best. 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 breathe and dust big i mean it's you know when you cut a special dose of that you get dust coming out and that is definitely not
a good thing because of however the research we. had done at the university of leviathan proves 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 on the 1st died of an us business related disease. in 1976 from that as became 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. i think saturn it flourished and soon became a multinational company with factories in the netherlands friends spain italy all over europe. many internationalists best us corporations who went 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 demand 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 at or neat at 5 factories. one of these factories in kind more is well known to the indian lawyer to brew mukherjee. the factories have been opened up yet to take advantage of lax laws so while the why of why are you here so we're trying to bring a case here in belgium we've been trying to give you options but you know or to get
a court case room against it's an order and court case against. e-text the parent company saying that you knew very well when you were operating these factories that i passed also was a costly jen and yet you operated these factories negligent all 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 they cannot say that they've no 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. why didn't my father would have warned me. not to going to india. welcome to everything his face time. with with the home all in a text the jury now it's advice in most of. the factory was built in the thirty's by an english company at the center and it bought the company in 89 and named it everest. when his business was banned in belgium in 98 at the center 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. or they can see better from the top. but local people took me into blue today rooftop which. is of them up on. the fed does one go about the cyclone and 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 a factory now and all it is nearly 150 people. and it runs 24 hours here create every day shifts 93 i read it 7 of 7. people clearly see the sheets over there being piled up and not be taken and so this factory is for the north so should be for sold anywhere in the north.
asbestos leaks and all the fact that he had to find a cement sheet. 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 if i was a man and sheets off the sometimes thought that 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 the india you will see 5 as many things advertised as being in a strong building material that lasts for a long time that with techies from the sun it'll take you from the rain.
to go to mumbai you go to any good city you see hundreds and hundreds of tonnes of asbestos. since 997 when companies closed in the west the consumption of us vesta's products quadrupled in india. used to sit on a boat full of. stuff while i was walking and the effect of it didn't get us times are often not all the rewards. are done there. must be earlier turns around just veg is one thing and does burgers from what i saw this work is from south africa which. my father said sometimes they made with water so snowballs and yeah yeah yeah you do that this is being used in your kinds. of everything honey i saw the end of the band was told to them 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 seriously you know you need direct that is called if i left ok diminishment i live in the shadow of the factory i was 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 love about living in this house and become highly creative yourself i. wonder about this but just for wired up the little bit there you have to pretend. that i did the job i was very happy. i used to do you need a small idea then and then make i'm gone i used to enjoy it they're done here in the classroom and on the other side of the fence there is waste weren't you worried about them this quarter of only. 70 and decide that they dump the guy as
soon as when separate from them. well let's look which anita i know nothing of because i never knew of on the home of does the state is bad news about me ending and the children didn't know either nanda no one emerged even that much less the man on one i don't mind they were not michael will you let it. go for. her i'm ready. i think. obviously asbestosis crisis it was soil goats crawling crispus toes. this is the everest industry school over there. 400 students with a good age for tween. age and 14 her school with as best as roof next to it i
go. to see the fibers like these new styles breaking down. it's not even any form of them saying no to the coming and going no warnings it will be yeah it's just open like this you know. when you just start 9298. $9298.00 so that's i think it's epic start yeah. for the chase in belgium i got in touch with the canadian scientists and they did yes have a they found that there were many thanks and it doesn't surprise me is that. as fast as waste 680600000 i was like yeah. like just asbestos based on an indian possibly even south asia. 600 dollars and square meters is the equivalent of a one on there $1020.00 football fields. people on the ground
and ready to start to bring you all just before dawn and load up. ground with all the people living on the streets. i was one of those one of them in the you can see this and. there's this bridge i can't just be undergone the meaning of even to go i was stuck to him again all over the only thing that made me mad unlike other me visible to the world and if you're going to young you are going to live and especially this is quite common in the muslim response we now force a large number of the going to anyone in the government to get on a lot of them are going to do you know what is the quality of his due diligence and just just visit because of why are you unwilling to make it only the point is these
are all true of people in iraq and they give their green but this land and you know they're not told about the waste and as a consequence of building i know not come now they are out of this before making this building they're not aware of this fact. 30 years. as an international activist eric has come to crime or to a to brew with these legal case against it takes it to him it 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 that both the subsidiary food at the factory in more than one time all in calcutta and in climates a lot on the korean modern sucked out and they opened another one in nasik in 9595 . you are telling me that even though they knew dad's as business while his injury was in there were going to stop you know forced to stop in belgium in 983 years before that deadline they opened up a new one you know what i got they believe a day without a fix going than they thought that they could continue manufacturing asbestos knowing what they knew about the circumstances i specify
a spray can diseases in your 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 isn't going to mention one thing i know i'm shuffling more but it is all right i didn't actually destroyed your plans and because i really felt my duty. and i walk i grew from the idea up to temp and. i'm becoming reduced. oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my god oh my.
goodness that i think. he should have good point 8 that's 2 liters like it should be should be here about 1.69 based on these facts i would give any man disability or 30 percent 30. fifty's fifty's and indeed these you know physics you seem to. be also emerged with his hands in raaz business and going to end up and put in machines. this iteration of working with raw as best as change when it takes came or was it's the same. thing one of them they provided us with helmets to protect our heads but it's only going to look into the back their hearts do not forget they have all the gloves to protect their lungs they get no good habits you know. in a document of at the internet of 81 be concrete it was important that they're
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. and the one that the body. inspired by his father who organize similar makeshift medical centers to blue started working in india as a volunteer we're looking at the length of time that they're exposed to asbestos they're only exposed to asbestos if you know if it's close but no moderate. we need to find out when they were married to see when they were exposed. to help the people of crime or the surrounding area with their medical documents.
from i was sorry 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. year. i'm a surgeon i when i was an associate professor i was a lecturer in a department i don't need money for the motivation 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 do all of the work. i want to lose 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 out maine how will we survive i knew it wasn't. going to go to one of them going in the one that i'm sort of implying the even if they don't was going to die and there was never that i mean it's like i used to live 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 go to the disability bus and they don't 60 percent 60. s. in their voice loss of weight loss of every day in order to eat going to drink probably has got a lot of ill considered as business he lives on the bubble of the monk been 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 in my life you know something. is not here. i want to live in the far. order of there is you have to face it. everybody has to die. i mean basically not only did it does that feel also feels like everyone has this is what i would look at life this is why i like. father joseph you have been priests here for all of this you already did if you burials place even this only one boy you just know that the 9 years old from the 9
that inanna. just died ya know cause we are the same problem. the fact is that that was i think youth thing they did not probably had a problem medical facility even when i dated check up and the person who was going to wait is how dense it is that there was only our 10 leptin is that. and again there are no official scientific statistics in india. conservative estimates are that under 1000 people are affected by asbestos related diseases in indiana to every mayor every year but go in and record it it's already globally the largest. occupational disease asbestos these globally and this is going to be replicated in this country it's going to be going to be there not some nonsense they're involved in that it's not some. other place whatever but it is
only up to. 600 people who visited the makeshift medical center. the number of people diagnosed with does distortions this 125. for his lawsuit against ethics enter in it to rise of all of their testimonies. put on most papers i can see to me it's a neat same ethics yann from that period. there's no conversation right about there is no there's no compensation. 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 new faces my mother she was 66 years old. is bleak and she was the man. we trusted and only they say didn't do us no dangerous but we realize that they lied. we told her about 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 starts down the it is compensation metronet has got to pay yes. i'm going to come out i don't. think i'm a little lady said you know i'm going to thank you. and take greed is it that d.s. not man see you have gravy on us.
i really i really long bridge you on my a.t.v. i mean i do need to be fully known desire we lead me on a month i'm a new woman that i didn't i meet on regular i mean made up of we're not going to harm our best but it's just. real. after 16 long years in the case of france was a young kid versus ethics at mit the family's lawyer has finally handed to an official verdict it's tough if it gets difficult would look at the court recognizes it turn its responsibility and states that at. net you 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 images off it's like david against goliath
for speeding goliah takes more time when the means are an equal and opposite. the boat. resulting today france was young kara has won her battle for me i'm 30 m. sons family and you have written one of the darkest pages in belgium industrial history we get it 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. already thanks. for fluff from stars who passed away confident rest in peace next to peer peer paul and stuff ours. is the fun we don't
view we miss you. it's true i mustn't remain silent is it true i will cry out 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 joined dugu in london to discuss whether he saw an opportunity for the numerous victims of crime or to have some unsettling news he asked me what my precise connection was to british filmmaker problem or. astro i would start 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 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 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 that permission. there are photographs any. to survive the after thought histories that really is something that makes me angry. as business is still being mined in brazil china and in russia in
a time called as best. it is still exported to countries like india it's a $1000000000.00 business. turns out 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 and. answer everything i met a lady. will meet me yeah i am here to the n.b.a. would be fine 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 for a. leave my law partner here milosevic on behalf of the victims in india make
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 from there to keep other mothers speaking out a mother who sees her children losing their health holding. to spare you hope to meet someone from a taxi or to some circuit mall she can secretly my whole top management or the c.e.o. will be here but i don't think they're going to come from both spawn measurable spock or but i bet i'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 positively to your request.
you are here to fight for the rights of the people of hound nervous at our leisure and we don't know if many people from all over the world come to listen to you. and your mates we never. fire our not knowing. the. higher fence i made my last and come from india in my e.t.s. i have seen so many good. leaving a period for live born in the laws of the day. whatever it is no friend happy but not what you need a bone dumb generation this would not suffice for one day's. work then i would have been a good man hopin a head did so i had to teach talks. i was told was that he does this
this this this should be he did immediately the ethernet has got to pay the 2nd thing sometimes they should be given to them he stands. and the tire thing now does this issue big bang good thing. am i right. to underpin this if. c i think we all want care to come but yet. we have handed and we have landed only. lad who won't offer their money. we should get what we need only. this is odd to have pretty. well this sort of good for you one thing is that.
you know. there's somebody in league this is not the bush team didn't you know everybody again. and i had a. 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 would be banned. the convention meets the consensus of all the member states major producing countries have blocked it since 2006 kyrgyzstan kazakhstan russia zimbabwe and india. we have committed over 7 for the boarding house and going on back is fun a couple of more years he'll be there by 2 woodlawn with this chemical and it
english is created man made has ill effects the only difference is the quantity and exquisite 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. says it looks like it's going to take a some time but in the end time means let me tell you that i'm going to die it's maturity that. i wasn't under the impression that this pestis would die a natural death. and meanwhile more and more people die. during the convention i try to talk to representatives of the russian as best as in the street . no sir you speak english you know in the us you only see the russian. can i talk to you about the situation in kazakhstan in russia well why not say. we are for open discussions or more of a meeting in. order dishes or go ready like units when we understand that the
prohibition of its use will lead to the loss of $100000.00 jobs which country here is willing to lose that many jobs which nestle strong 186 percent of lung cancer is by no backbone various kinds of it uses there is no status because of article any very international but pentagon does it warning the long skies above and based on the god of press or dial investors ugh i am still glued seniority that eula b.s. that we consider that the adding of chrysotile us bestest in a dent in 3 would have serious net. of consequences for the economy but feel at the end all our citizens economy you fail a body other than. the 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 are my postponed. reading.
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 as 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 you would agree if we allow companies to keep putting profit over people. is fish a circle of great who continue for eternity. i
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