Welcome to Sodom

Christian Krönes / Florian Weigensamer

Austria 2018, 90 min.

Documentary

Spoken language: English

Subtitles: English

Dutch premiere

Where does your used phone or computer go when you buy a new one? It is most likely to end up in Agbogbloshie in Ghana; the largest electronic waste dump in the world, containing over 250,000 tons of electronic waste from mostly western countries. About 6000 women, men and children live and work here.

Synopsis

They call it Sodom, after the sinful city in the bible. Despite the apocalyptic nature of this place, the end is not near: it is growing each day. This garbage bin of the our modern globalized civilization, full of short-lived technology, offers people that live on it a livelihood, but threatens their lives at the same time, because of the extreme conditions and pollution. Beautifully shot, this film shows the lives of those people who have made this place their home.

Credits

Productions:

Blackbox Film

World sales:

Syndicado

www.syndicado.com

Talkshows & debates

De Groene Presents: Welcome to Sodom: Introduction by Frank Mulder

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 14:15

This program is in Dutch.