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Business, Environment, Society

  • Jadranka Skorin-Kapov
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Abstract

The first part looks at environmental issues. The cases include the Exxon Valdez oil spill case (1989), the Flint Michigan lead-tainted-water (2014–2017), and the water contamination case of Woburn, MA against W. R. Grace and Company and Beatrice Foods (1984). The following films are presented: A Civil Action (1998) based on the Woburn case, Michael Clayton (2007) and The Day After Tomorrow (2004). Resource takeover is illustrated in the film Leviathan (2014). Examples of human rights violations in the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India (1984) and in Dhaka, Bangladesh, garment industry tragedy (2013) are discussed, following with films The Constant Gardener (2005), and Blood Diamond (2006). The third part looks at societal challenges. Films with plots connecting disparate situations illustrate unforeseeable ethical consequences of decisions, e.g. Human Capital (2013), In a Better World (2010), and Babel (2006).

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  1. 1.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

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