Welcome to Sodom

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    Welcome to Sodom

    Directed by

    Austria

    2018

    92 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Agbogloshi, Accra is the largest electronic waste dump in the world. About 6000 women, men and children live and work here. They call it SODOM. Every year about 250.000 tons of sorted out computers, smartphones, air conditions tanks and other devices from a far away electrified and digitalized world end up here. Illegally.

    Awards

    • Honorary Mention (One Future Prize) - Filmfest München
    • Special Jury Mention - Zurich FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Roland Schrotthofer
    Florian Weigensamer
    Cinematography
    Christian Kermer
    Editing
    Christian Kermer
    Sales
    SYNDICADO FILM SALES
    Production
    BLACKBOX FILM & MEDIENPRODUKTION GMBH.

    Press

    In order to avoid establishing any clear boundaries, the two directors maintain a careful and respectful distance from their subjects at all times, letting inhabitants and workers guide us through this particular enclave.

    David González, Cineuropa

    The directors’ relationship with the reality they show is expressed with powerful imagery.

    David González, Cineuropa

    The film perfectly conveys the intensity of the place, its inhabitants and the vitality that persists in spite of everything, which the viewer really gets a sense of during the film’s joyful musical moments.

    David González, Cineuropa

    Florian Weigensamer

    Florian Weigensamer

    Austria

    Florian Weigensamer studied political science and communications in Vienna. After his studies, he worked as a journalist for Profil and joined Vienna News International as an editor in 1995. He is the founding member of the Blackbox Film & Media Collective

    Selected Filmography

    Christian Krönes

    Christian Krönes

    Austria

    Christian Krönes was educated at IKM and worked with the legendary cinematographers Vittorio Storaro und Sven Nykvist. He worked as an editor and a documentary filmmaker for Austrian and German television and created documentaries for Arte. He is the managing director of the Blackbox Film & Media Collective.

    Selected Filmography