“A dark and sensuous film from a landfill in Ghana, where electronic waste from the West is being recycled. An unforgettable experience, told by the workers themselves.”
Proudly presented by the Environmental Film Festival Australia
If you’ve ever wondered where your electronic waste goes, this film is for you. Charting recycling efforts in the world’s largest electronic waste dump in Agbogbloshie, Accra, this film paints a devastating picture of environmental decay and the enduring impacts of colonialist exploitation. Capturing land littered with metal scraps, toxic fumes from smouldering fires of plastic and vast expanses of never-ending rubbish, Welcome to Sodom offers a rare insight into a place so damaged by waste, it almost appears a post-apocalyptic version of human life as we know it. Amongst this backdrop, our narrators – all local workers – forge a living, sharing their lives, hopes and histories. This film is a deeply human story of the consoling quality of hope, and an urgent call for action by those of us who gain the benefits of electronics without bearing the shocking environmental, health and social costs.