Director & Producer: David Fedele

2012 | 20 min
Ghana | Australia
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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.

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)