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The E-Waste Tragedy

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Catalogue Number:  A259-001
Producer:  ARTE France, Media 3.14, Yuzu Productions
Producers:  Yuzu Productions, Media 3.14 & Arte France
Producing Agencies:  ARTE France, Media 3.14, Yuzu Productions
Subject:  Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Global Studies, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  France
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  52:00

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Why does three-quarters of European electronic waste escape recycling and end up illegally in landfill?

In the suburbs of Accra, the capital of Ghana, children play at dismantling scrapped electronic equipment, surrounded by foul smelling and toxic fumes, in a sadly-famous, uncontrolled rubbish dump. Ghanaian journalist Mike Anane, who is an expert on the environment looks at why his country has become the trash can of the developed countries.
This lucid investigation by Cosima Dannoritzer (The Light Bulb Conspiracy) into several European countries, Asia and the U.S., reveals the apparatus of large-scale trafficking, as well as a complex chain of responsibility and collusion.

Also available in French: La tragédie électronique

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