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​Terra Blight

December 22, 2013 04:30
AFP Photo / Daniel Mihailescu

Terra Blight is a 55-minute documentary exploring America’s consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology.

Terra Blight traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and juxtaposes the disparate worlds that have computers as their center. From a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to salvage copper to a 3,000-person video game party in Texas, Terra Blight examines the unseen realities of one of the most ubiquitous toxic wastes on our planet.

By the film’s end, the audience will never look at their computers the same way again.

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Comments (2)


Salvador Santamaria 06.04.2014 07:57

Its a bit of a shame that people can't readily have acess to this very important interesting consciousness awakening document about how we mismanage or treat disposable toxic objects like computers and monitors that we dont want anymore and endup in 3rd world countries like Ghana + elsewhere I suppose


Admasu Addisu 08.01.2014 20:49

How can I share some of the documentary stories, like Terra Blights, on Face Book or Twitter. Some of these stories seem to be missing the option that would let us share stories to friends. Thanks

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