TerraBlight film Screening
Screening of the award winning documentary "TerraBlight."
Friday, October 05, 2012
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kerckhoff Hall 152
About the film
Terra Blight is an award-winning documentary that traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and juxtaposes the disparate worlds that have computers as their center. From a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to salvage copper to a 3,000-person video game party in Texas, Terra Blight examines the unseen realities of one of the most ubiquitous toxic wastes on our planet.
The film employs a style similar to Gimme Green, whereby the audience encounters many dynamic characters and accesses the problem through subtle humor and identification with subjects on-screen. Shot in crisp HD, Terra Blight navigates surreal landscapes with a sensitive cinema vérité lens that conveys the unique point-of-view of each character.
This event will feature a Q&A with the filmmakers who are doing a 6-week tour of the US. Some snacks will be served as well.
Hosted by E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity (www.e3ucla.org)
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