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Welcome to Sodom

Welcome to Sodom, 2018, Pelicam 2019
NATIONAL
Premiere
Country
Austria
Year
2018
Runtime
90 min.

Film Story

Agbogbloshie,  Accra is proven  to be one of most  poisonous places. It is the largest electronic waste dump in the world. About 6000 women, men and children live and work here.  They call it „Sodom“. Every year about 250.000 tons of sorted out computers, smartphones, air condition tanks and other devices from a far away electrified and digitalized world end up here. Shipped to Ghana illegally. Cleverly interwoven, the destinies of the various protagonists unravel the complex story of this apocalyptic society. The seemingly apocalyptic setting is, for those who live there, a place full of perspective. Everybody here in Sodom is in some way or another living off the blessings of the computer age, many die of them. The film portrays people whose existence and everyday life is not only formed by modern technology, but threatened by it too. This is the place where the curse of the digital consumer madness becomes manifest.  Sodom is the true end of our modern digitalized world. And it will most probably be the final destination of the tablet, the smart phone, the computer you buy tomorrow.

Award

  • Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2018 - Best Testimony on Nature
  • Zurich Film Festival 2018 - Special Mention