Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Encore screenings of Verzió Film Festival at Blinken OSA: Welcome to Sodom
Welcome to Sodom – Where do our used phones end up? What kind of lives emerge from our electronic waste?
March 7, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
The new documentary by the directors of A German Life (directed by Christian Krönes - Florian Weigensamer, Austria - Ghana, 2018, 90min, English, English and Hungarian subtitles)
After the screening, Logan Strenchock, CEU’s Sustainability Officer, will ask our guests, Gergely Simon from Greenpeace Hungary and Ervin Tihanyi, head of electronic waste handling at Intermetal Recycling, about their experiences during their visit to "Sodom".
Agbogbloshie, Accra is the largest electronic waste dump in the world. About 6,000 women, men and children live and work here. They call it "Sodom". Every year roughly 250,000 tons of computers, smartphones, air conditioning tanks and other devices from a faraway, electrified and digitalized world end up here, illegally. The interwoven destinies of the protagonists unravel in this complex story of an apocalyptic society. The trailer is available here.
For the the full program of Re-Verzió, please visit the festival's website.
Admission is free of charge. Maximum capacity is 100 seats, take yours on a first come first served basis.