Magic in our Hands| 47mins
Director: Vicky Hart | Producer: Vicky Hart
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: United Kingdom
By the end of 2013, there were more mobile devices on Earth than people. The UN have warned that many electronic devices bought are destined to create a flood of dangerous e-waste. By 2017, the amount of e-waste generated globally is expected to be over 65 million tonnes per year. These are electronic goods made up of hundreds of different materials containing toxic substances, much of which ends up in the developing world and causes significant pollution and health risks.
Viewed from the perspective of a developing nation, we follow puppetry artist, Padmini Rangarajan, from Hyderabad, South India as she leads a team of young students to engage in a community action project to raise awareness on issues of sustainable consumption and explore the hazardous effects of improper management of electronic waste. The underlying idea is to urge people not to wait for â€˜someoneâ€™ to do â€˜somethingâ€™ about the issue â€˜somedayâ€™, but rather shoulder the responsibility ourselves for a sustainable tomorrow.
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