Have you ever wondered what happens to your electronics at the end of their life? Almost 50 million tons of e-waste (electronic waste) are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the ‘developed’ world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as ‘second-hand goods’. Without dialogue or narration, this film presents a visual portrait of unregulated e-waste recycling in Ghana, West Africa, where electronics are not seen for what they once were, but rather for what they have become.
David Fedele Films, 4 Wattamolla Ridge, Donvale, Victoria 3111, Australia, 00613 9873 2182, [email protected]
Ronin Films, PO Box 680, Mitchell ACT 2911, Australia, 00612 6248 0851, [email protected]
“Special Prize of the Jury” – Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia
David Fedele, born in 1977, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Australia. He entered the world of documentary film-making through a love of travel and exploring different cultures, having traveled extensively throughout Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa. Generally working alone, self-producing and self-funding his projects, David is particularly interested in exploring cultural, humanitarian and social justice issues. His films have been screened at numerous film festivals around the world, and screened on international television.
PNG Style / Reflections (2010), Bikpela Bagarap (Big Damage) (2011), E-WASTELAND (2012)