DEATH BY DESIGN
Directed by SUE WILLIAMS
August 20, 2019
English, Chinese with English subtitles
ABOUT THE FILM
Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. But this revolution has a dark side. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high-tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.
Environmental Award special mention, Sheffield Doc Fest 2016