DEATH BY DESIGN

Directed by SUE WILLIAMS

DIRECTOR

SUE WILLIAMS

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

73 mins

YEAR

2016

LANGUAGE

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.

Awards
Environmental Award special mention, Sheffield Doc Fest 2016

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