Waste Management and Programmed Obsolescence Questioned at the Cinema Sous les Etoiles

PROJECTION OF WELCOME TO SODOM

FOLLOWED BY A PANEL DISCUSSION ON

WASTE MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMMED OBSOLESCENCE

JULY 28 AT 7 P.M.

Presented by Funambules Media, Cinema Sous les Etoiles launches its 11th edition this Tuesday in a new virtual format. The festival will be launched live on the Cinema Sous les Etoiles Facebook page on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., with the broadcast of the first documentary of this edition, Welcome to Sodom, which will be followed by a panel discussion on waste management and planned obsolescence.

WELCOME TO SODOM

In Accra, Agbogbloshie is the world’s largest e-waste dump. About 6,000 women, men and children live and work there. They call it “Sodom.” Each year, approximately 250,000 tonnes of computers, smartphones, air conditioners and other devices from a distant, electrified and digitized world end up there. Illegally. Cleverly intertwined, the fates of the different protagonists reveal the complex history of this apocalyptic society. Their very personal inner voices make it possible to understand life and work in this place – and in Sodom itself.

PANEL: Discussion on programmed obsolescence

Three guests, who are at the heart of the changes, will share their reactions to the film and their solutions:

Amélie Côté

Specialist in waste management and obsolescence. Co-founder of the Incita Cooperative.

Martin Masse

Founder of Zone Accro, an electronic repair company. He is also a consultant on circular economy projects focused on reduction, reuse and repair.

Nebojsa Adzic

Project Manager – Communication at Insertech, a non-profit insertion company that trains unemployed young adults, while giving a second life to computer equipment recovered from businesses.

11th CINEMA SOUS LES ETOILES

A must-see summer event for documentary cinema for Montrealers, this edition, exceptionally available online, will feature 12 feature documentaries on TV5 platforms (website and applications for mobile and connected televisions) and will broadcast its competition of 24 short films, hosted on the platform of La Fabrique Culture. All feature films will be available for free for 72 hours and will always be accompanied by live discussions with filmmakers and experts on the issues presented, in order to open spaces for dialogue and to take the debate even further, all discussions happen on the Facebook page of Cinema Sous les Etoiles.

To view all the programming: http://cinemasouslesetoiles.org/

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