Welcome to Sodom

Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer

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.

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

Subtitles
EN
Director
Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer
Country
Austria
Type
Documentary
Duration
90 minutes
Themes
ecology & environment, poverty
Year
2018