Austria. Direction: Florian Weigensamer, Christian Krönes. Production: Christian Krönes, Roland Schrotthofer / Blackbox Film und Medienproduktion. Screenplay: Roland Schrotthofer, Florian Weigensamer. Photography: Christian Kermer. Music: heimwerk.audio (Jürgen Kloihofer, Felix Sturmberger). Edition: Christian Kermer. Running time: 90 min
LANGUAGE: English / SUBTITLES: Spanish
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Agbogbloshie, in Accra, is the world's biggest e-waste dumping site. Some 6,000 men, women, boys and girls work and live in this place they call Sodom. Every year around 250,000 tonnes of pieces of broken computers, mobile phones and all sorts of electronic devices arrive from a distant and digitalised world. Illegally.
The testimonies of its inhabitants tell us about the complex history of this apocalyptic society. Their voices shed light on the place where the computer you have just bought will probably end up in a few years' time.
TALK: Lorea Flores (Greenpeace mobilisation coordinator at the Basque Country and Navarra), Pepe Larios (Fundación Equo president), Sara Domínguez (electronic engineer, designer and activist at Ingenierías Sin Fronteras and Setem)