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Connecting People [electronic resource]: The Human Cost of Mobile Phones

Nordic World
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
From miners scrabbling for raw metals...to factory workers facing inhumane conditions...to scavengers who subsist on illegally discarded products...today's cell phones extract a social, economic, and ecological cost that extends far beyond the price tag. This program spans the globe as it shows how the manufacture of mobile phones affects both human beings and the environment. It takes aim at child labor and brutal working conditions in the mines of the Congo Republic; organized crime at collecting points for electronic waste in Norway; and the smuggling of such waste via Hong Kong to mainland China, where high-volume manufacturing turns employment into near-slavery, and where children and pregnant women pick through refuse dumps that violate international law.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
88 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Portions with English subtitles
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 12, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Human Cost of Mobile Phones
Contents
  • Toxic Journey of the Cell Phone (1:53)
  • Blood Mobile: Congo's Resources (2:49)
  • Blood Mobile: Cobalt Mines (2:52)
  • Blood Mobile: Rich Country and Poor People (3:23)
  • Blood Mobile: Angry Miners (2:09)
  • Blood Mobile: Backbreaking Work (3:36)
  • Blood Mobile: Two Types of Mining (1:43)
  • Blood Mobile: Cobalt for Batteries (1:44)
  • Blood Mobile: Closely Guarded Mines (3:37)
  • Blood Mobile: Economic War (1:22)
  • Blood Mobile: Detention (3:26)
  • Tear Mobile: Factory Work for Peasants (4:31)
  • Tear Mobile: Factory Girls (5:08)
  • Tear Mobile: Nokia Refuses Journalists (4:47)
  • Tear Mobile: Labor Law Violations (2:07)
  • Tear Mobile: Flextronics Work Ethic (5:29)
  • Tear Mobile: Who Speaks the Truth? (8:18)
  • Toxic Mobile: Smuggled Electronic Waste (3:56)
  • Toxic Mobile: Hazardous Metals (2:44)
  • Toxic Mobile: Search for Waste Depots (2:15)
  • Toxic Mobile: Electronic Dump Site (4:33)
  • Toxic Mobile: Toxic Town (4:19)
  • Toxic Mobile: Health Risks (2:17)
  • Toxic Mobile: Greenpeace in Electronic Waste (3:05)
  • Toxic Mobile: Cell Phone Dismantling Businesses (5:20)
  • Credits: Connecting People: The Human Cost of Mobile Phones (0:59)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2010.
Publisher no.
49280 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (88 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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