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Welcome to Sodom

Austria/Ghana, 2018, 90mins, Cert.TBC
Screening at 42 New Briggate
Screenings

Film description

**This screening is taking place at 42 New Briggate (LS1 6NU) in Leeds city centre and not at the Hyde Park Picture House.**

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An urgent new documentary about Agbogbloshie in Ghana – the site of the world's largest electronic waste dump and one of the most poisonous places on the planet.

About 6000 women, men and children live and work here. They call it SODOM. Every year about 250.000 tons of sorted out computers, smartphones, air conditions tanks and other devices from a far away electrified and digitalized world end up here. Shipped to Ghana illegally. Everybody here in Sodom is in some way or another living off the blessings of the computer age, many die of them.

Showing as part of the UK Green Film Festival, Welcome to Sodom portrays people whose existence and everyday life is not only formed by modern technology but threatened by it too. This is the place where the curse of digital consumer madness becomes manifest. Sodom is the true end of our modern digitalized world. And it will most probably be the final destination of the tablet, the smart phone, the computer you buy tomorrow.

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42 New Briggate is a new temporary satellite venue, located next door to Leeds Grand Theatre in Leeds City Centre.

The venue is currently not accessible to wheelchair users due to a step of 12cm in the main entrance area and a door width of 69cm wide. Toilet access is via five steps of 18.5cm height and small step of 10cm height.

For more details of the venue, including how to get there and accessibility, please call (0113 275 2045) or email (info@hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk).

Showing as part of UK Green Film Festival

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