The Poison in our Homes

Friday 18 January 6.00pm
Where: Commonwealth Club, 25 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N 5AP
UK Premiere

Romania 2011
Directors: Andrei Ciurcanu
Producers: Carmen Avram
Language: Romanian with English subtitles

In the heart of the Romanian city of Turda only a short distance from the international tourist attraction Salina Turda (Turda Saltmines), on the ruins of a former chemical plant, children and adults breathe mercury vapor and carcinogenic dust while collecting a few pounds of scrap. They have been doing it for 10 years and nobody told them it was fatal.

A large private company was supposed to clear the area for a huge and some say dubious cost of  70m. But nothing has been done. 
 
No official expert dares to visit the site; too afraid of being poisoned.
 
This documentary uncovers what is left behind when a dangerous chemical plant is 'safely' shutdown, and the effect it has on the environment and local people who are trying to make a living out of the deadly ruins. 
 
Awards
Highly Comme