ADAO is pleased to announce a new addition to 2012’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week April 1- 7, 2012! This year, we are partnering with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts to screen “Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial” on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
The documentary, written and directed by Niccolò Bruna and Andrea Prandstraller, follows the stories of two women as the landmark Italian Eternit trial unfolds. In the trial, which charges executives from Eternit with voluntary manslaughter and omission of sanitary precautions, the prosecution must prove that the Eternit execs failed to adequately provide precautions for workers despite knowing the dangers of asbestos. Its outcome will decide whether two men, Stefan Schmidheiny and Jean-Louis Chislain, will be held criminally responsible for the deaths of 3,000 factory workers, family members, and citizens of the small town of Casale Monferrato.
The free screening of “Dust: The Great Asbestos Trial” will be followed by a panel discussion that includes Dr. Michael Renov (Professor of Critical Studies and SCA Vice Dean, Academic Affairs), director Niccolò Bruna, and Linda Reinsten (President/CEO, ADAO).