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WELCOME TO SODOM

by Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer

synopsis

Over 250,000 tons of electronic waste are shipped to Ghana each year to be recycled under almost apocalyptic conditions. Here, thousands of children and adults work on disassembling flat screens, telephones and laptops in the open air, in an artificial and endless landscape of trash, while others extract copper by melting old cables over an open fire. 'Welcome to Sodom' (which is the title of a rap song in the film) places us right in the middle of the location's dark heart. But it is the voices of the workers that lead us around Sodom and choose the words - and the unexpected performative gestures - to describe a conditions that if infernal almost beyond description.

original title: Welcome to Sodom
country: Austria
sales agent: Syndicado (CA)
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer
film run: 92'
cinematography by: Christian Kermer
producer: Christian Krönes, Roland Schrotthofer
production: Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion GmbH