David Fedele’s short film E-Wasteland (2012) provides an insight into the daily routine of the men living and working in the e-waste slums of Ghana’s capital city, Accra, Agbogbloshie. Through his way of filming, Fedele creates the feeling of familiarity and closeness, thus connecting the fatal circumstances he portrays with the viewer’s everyday life. Like this, he enables an intimate access to this foreign world and at the same time reveals how deeply we are all involved in the issue.
“I wanted to visually present a particular environment, attempt to show it as truthfully as possible, and give people the responsibility to think about the issues themselves,” filmmaker David Fedele told Jeremy Hance in an interview in 2012. “I believe that images can be far more powerful than words, and can have a much bigger impact and remain in your memory longer.”
Jeremy Hance: High-tech hell: new documentary brings Africa’s e-waste slum to life. On: mongabay.com 30 April 2012. URL >> 12 October 2020.
All Photos by David Fedele