Followed by a Q&A with Teresa Dillon & Amanortey Kisseih
The documentary „Welcome to Sodom“ allows viewers to see behind the scenes of one of the largest electronic waste dumps in the world: Agbogbloshie in Accra, Ghana. About 6000 women, men and children live and work here. They call it „Sodom“. Everybody there is in some way or another living off the blessings of the computer age, many die of them. And yet it is a place full of hope and joy. The film portrays people whose existence and everyday life is not only formed by modern technology but threatened by it too. Cleverly interwoven, the destinies of the various protagonists unravel the complex story of this apocalyptic society. Their very personal inner voices allow a deep insight into life and work at this place – and of Sodom itself. Life on the dump becomes a picture puzzle of our modern globalized civilization, short-lived technology becomes the metaphor for a capitalistic luxury, throw-away society.