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Title Consumed [videorecording] : inside the belly of the beast.

Imprint [San Francisco] : Iron Weed Film Club, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  363.738 C766i 2012    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (68 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Ironweed Film Club ; no. 74
Ironweed Film Club ; no. 74
Note No 74. January 2012. Includes two short films.
System Details DVD.
Contents Consumed (52 min.) -- E-waste hell (16 min.)
Summary Consumed: Consumerism has become the cornerstone of the post-industrial age. Yet how much do we know about it and what it is doing to us? Using theories of evolutionary psychology to underpin a bold narrative of our times, this film takes a whirlwind tour through the "weird mental illness of consumerism", showing how our insatiable appetite has driven us into "the jaws of the beast". Manipulating our innermost impulses, capitalism has begun to not only reflect our evolutionary tendencies but also to amplify and distort them. Exploring how human psychology has molded the society that is slowly destroying the world and us, Consumed takes us inside both the apocalyptic and redemptive sides of the human condition.
E-waste hell: Environmental journalist Mike Anane has been investigating the effects of electronic waste in Ghana and to him the result is unequivocal: "total devastation", from stunted growth of children to cancer and chronic conditions. 500 container-loads of electronic waste arrive every month, often falsely declared as second-hand goods to overcome the problem of it being illegal to ship toxic e-waste without a permit. "They have no moral right to allow their waste to come in here", the director of Ghana's Environmental Agency says. The UN is moving slowly closer to banning toxic waste exports, yet for the local Ghanaians the nightmare will take generations to overcome.
Subject Environmentalism.
Human ecology.
Short films.
Documentary films.
Added Author Ironweed Film Club.
Added Title E-waste hell
Standard No. 782410097497

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