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Terra blight

"Examines America's consumption of technology and the global problem of e-waste. The documentary traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal, and uncovers how these products are disposed of and where exactly they wind up. The United States, for example, is the only industrialized co...

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Corporate Author: Jellyfish Smack Productions.
Other Authors: Brown, Isaac, Flagg, Eric., Habib, Ana Paula., Cinema Guild.
Format: Video DVD
Language: English
Published: New York, NY : Cinema Guild, 2012
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Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-The impact that hazardous electronic waste (heavy metals and toxic substances found in discarded computers, monitors, televisions, and other electronic products) has on the region surrounding a landfill in Ghana is presented in this film. In addition to the significant pollution, children scavenge the landfill for valuable metals to resell, exposing themselves to poisonous chemicals and injuries. The production cites the rapid progress of technology and the need to discard outdated computers as contributing factors to the mounds of e-waste in developing nations. A visit to an electronics recycling center in the United States and an interview with a computer sales representative also help to frame the experience. This eye-opening documentary will stir debate in classrooms.-Ryan Henry, Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro, KY (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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