Director & Producer: David Fedele
2012 | 20 min
Ghana | Australia
Have you ever wondered what happens to your electronics at the end of their life? Almost 50 million tons of e-waste (electronic waste) is 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 exported illegally as “second hand goods”. Without dialogue or narration, E-WASTELAND 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.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Best Editing (Documentary Short), SIMA 2013
Winner “Special Prize of the Jury” at the Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2012 (Estonia)
Winner “Big Impact – Low Budget” at the Wildlife Vaasa Nature Film Festival 2012 (Finland)