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Title Blood in the mobile : mining in the Congo.

Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM INTERNET video  The Whole World  China    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (83 minutes).
Series Filmakers library online.
Filmakers Library online.
Notes Title from original container.
Originally released in Denmark in 2010.
Summary "Americans love their mobile phones. They connect the population to family and friends, but also to the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the most dangerous places on earth. Inside many mobile phones are illegally mined minerals, minerals that fuel conflict, create child slavery, and support other severe human rights abuses in the Congo. This riveting documentary reveals a mineral trade plagued with violence and human exploitation. The director takes on the Congolese military and corrupt warlords with barnstorming bravado to gain access to Bisie -- a militia-controlled slave mine that produces cassiterite, a tin oxide used in cell phones -- where as many as twenty-five thousand captive workers live in unimaginable squalor and fear. He takes his findings to the Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia, a company that nets up to 1.6 billion dollars in profits annually, with the hope that Nokia will stand behind its claims of sustainability. But Nokia refuses to acknowledge the use of 'blood' in the manufacture of their cellphones. Blood in the Mobile is a film about human courage, hope, and the search for solutions."--Filmakers Library.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2011. (Filmakers library online). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes This edition in English.
Other author Ebbesen, Mikael K.
Piasecki Poulsen, Frank.
Tornbjerg, Ole.
Chili Films.
Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion.
Koncern Film.
Subject Cell phones -- Social aspects.
Mineral industries -- Congo (Democratic Republic)
Documentary films.
Variant Title Mining in the Congo.