At The Other Side Of Technology

Premiere
NATIONAL
Country
Spain
Year
2017
Duration
29 min.

Synopsis

Ahmed, Halid and Ismaeel, immigrants belonging to the Dagomba minority tribe, live and work in Agbogbloshie, a district in Ghana’s capital Accra, final destination of useless electronic devices from developed countries and one of the most polluted places on Earth. Most of its 20,000 inhabitants make a living out of dismantling and burning these devices, exposing themselves to highly toxic materials day after day. In a time where computers, tablets, mobile devices, etc., are becoming obsolete and disposed of at an incredibly fast pace, this documentary serves as a reflection about the consequences of the consumerism of the industrialized nations through an intimate portrait of the lives of the individuals of a community in the third world.

Awards

  • Patagonia Eco Film Festival 2018 – Best short
  • Ecozine Film Festival 2018 – Short Competition selected

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