For the 11th year in a row Catapa organizes the Doculatino Filmfestival, in Ghent, Antwerp and Leuven. Within the Make ICT fair European campaign, whose goal is to achieve a more transparent and fair ICT supply chain, this year we will broaden our focus from extractivism and look at the problems of the global ICT supply chain. Through 3 documentary screenings we will show you the path your laptop, smartphone and tablet follow from the extraction of its components to the dumping of the devices, and the related issues.
Documentaries and dates in Ghent:
1. Minga – 6th of November – 20h – In collaboration with GMF
The journey starts in Latin America, one of the main victims of raw materials’ extraction. Today for the production of a smartphone more than 60 elements are needed and the vast majority are obtained by mining. As the documentary shows, the extraction industry has huge consequences on local communities and on the environment.
2. Death by Design – 20th of November – 20h
In Death by Design, we will fly to the other part of the world to Asia (China, Vietnam, South-Korea, etc) where underpaid workers in inhumane working conditions are producing electronic devices thanks to the different metals extracted in Latin America.
3. E-waste Tragedy – 27th of November – 20h
Have you ever thought about where your old smartphone ends up after you don’t use it anymore? We will discover the often forgotten part of the supply chain: the electronic waste. Huge amount of e-waste is dumped every day in Africa and Asia, shipped mostly from Western Countries. This documentary shows the reality of what people living in those waste dumps have to face every day.
After each screening a group discussion will be held and introduced by an expert in the field.
Entrance price: €9,5 (7,5 for students)
You can also check the Facebook event for Ghent!