About The Film

Blood in the Mobile

Directed by Frank Piasecki Pouson

We love our cell phones and the selection between different models has never been bigger. But the production of phones has a dark, bloody side. The minerals used to produce cell phones come from the mines in Eastern Congo, home to a civil war that human rights organizations claim is the bloodiest conflict since World War II. By buying these so-called conflict minerals and phones we therefore contribute to the financing of this war, which for the last 15 years has claimed the lives of more than 5 million people, and during which 300,000 women have been raped. Blood in the Mobile shows the connection between our phones and the civil war in the Congo, and exposes the extent to which contemporary technologies are needlessly perpetuating slavery and child labour in the world today.

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Tuesday March 27, 2012, 19:00:00