Consumers love and live on their smartphones, tablets, and laptops. A series of new devices are endlessly pouring into the market, promising better communications, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.
But this revolution has a dark side that the electronics industry doesn’t want you to see.
In an investigation that spans the globe, award-winning filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the foundations of the international electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest of devices have deadly environmental and health costs.
death by design It tells the stories of young Chinese workers working in unsafe conditions, American families living with the tragic consequences of toxic practices for industry, activists driving responsibility to hold brands accountable, and passionate entrepreneurs developing more sustainable products and practices to protect our planet and our future.
From top-secret electronics factories in China, to high-tech innovation labs in Silicon Valley, death by design It tells the story of environmental degradation, health tragedies, and the rapid tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.
About director Sue Williams
Sue Williams has produced and directed five critically acclaimed feature-length documentaries about China for broadcast on national PBS, including Front Line. Contemporary China features prominently in its latest films, death by design. Sue also directed two highly-acclaimed biographies of Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Pickford for the PBS series, The American Experience. Her films have been broadcast in more than 25 countries and have been featured in festivals around the world. They have won many awards, including the 2016 Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award.
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what or what: death by design, the second film presented in the Jackson Hole Environmental Health Trust film series for 2021
Date: They stream from Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Thursday, June 17, 2021.
Live event: Discussion and Q&A Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM GMT
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