Behind the Screen

  • Category: Documentary
  • Genre: Globalization
  • Director: Stefan Baumgartner
  • Producer: Sandra Heberling; cinematography by Simon Fraissler

Everyday activities like buying a computer always generate a greater global impact on social and ecological levels. BEHIND THE SCREEN (www.behindthescreen.at) gives people behind the major electronic product a face and demonstrates the links of a decentralized economic system that are difficult to understand based on true life processes. The main stages which a computer passes through its life span are presented: Gold-mining in West Africa, electronics manufacturing by migrant workers in the Czech Republic, the use of computer products in the rich western world and their final disposal in the electronic waste dumps of Ghana. [Austria]

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