Electronic Afterlife / by john cheng

Do you know what happens to the e-waste that you dispose of incorrectly? The next time we dispose of things, we may want to consider the repercussions of simply throwing things out.

Filmmaker Alex Gorosh travels to the Republic of Ghana suburb Agbogbloshie, the world’s largest dump site for electronic waste, to find out what happens after we throw out our devices.
One man's cross-Atlantic journey reveals the truth about electronics recycling. To donate or sell electronics go here --> gizmogul.com/DONATE Directed by: Alex Gorosh - @Gogogorosh Produced by: Stephen Schneider Written by: Alex Gorosh + Stephen Schneider Original Score by: Vibe Mountain - http://tinyurl.com/mke799p Additional Music by: Gramatik - http://www.gramatik.net Audio Mix: William McGuigan Special Thanks: Kwame Owusu, Isaac 'Kochoko' Mensah, Ben Williams, Marisa Rico, Max Joseph, Kevin McElvaney, Pretty Lights Music A portion of every transaction will benefit the children of Agbogbloshie. Sources: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/feb/27/agbogbloshie-worlds-largest-e-waste-dump-in-pictures http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/14/ghana-dump-electronic-waste-not-good-place-live http://makeitfair.org/en/the-facts/reports/reports/what-a-waste http://www.basel.int/Portals/4/Basel%20Convention/docs/eWaste/E-wasteAssessmentGhana.pdf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agbogbloshie