Hundreds of thousands of mobile phones, LCD TVs, notebooks and the likes become useless and "out" relatively soon and end up in Ghana where children and adolescents dismantle them in toxic ...
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Hundreds of thousands of mobile phones, LCD TVs, notebooks and the likes become useless and "out" relatively soon and end up in Ghana where children and adolescents dismantle them in toxic smoke. A "clean" business for some, a poisonous routine for others.
Welcome to Sodom celebrated its world premiere in the DOX:AWARD main competition at The 16th CPH:DOX, the Copenhagen documentary hot spot. See more »
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About 250,000 tons of discarded computers, monitors, and other devices from a far-away electrified and digitized world are shipped to Ghana every year, illegally. -- Agbogbloshie, Sodom probably is also the final destination of the computer, TV, or cellphone you buy today.
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Left me wordless but i have to write something in its praise
Bumped into this documentary by chance, just changing channels on my TV one night.
First scene i saw has nailed my attention to it. I couldn't believe what i saw. I've seen docs about garbage cities in India and people who live there, as shocking as this one but the fact that technological garbage from the whole world comes to a place in Africa caught me unprepared.
So, it is not easy to watch this but at the same time it is filmed and narrated so well, it actually "takes you there" and instantly I felt the intimacy with the protagonists as they talk about their dreams and wishes, so humble and nice people looking for a better life , but living in that hell...yet it is in the heart of the most beautiful nature of Africa.
The way the camera works is perfect. This
movie is such a gem in so many ways, and I really hope, some of the protagonists will have at least some benefit from it too.
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