Welcome to Sodom - New documentary shows the dark side of the electric boom

It is no secret that there are scrap heaps of unbelievable proportions in Africa, where people look for usable raw materials under the most adverse circumstances. But it's all so far away, away from tourist areas and from our beautiful, clean Europe. But that will change if you go to the cinema soon. Because the documentary has been running there since August 2, 2018 Welcome to Sodom. The Austrian production shows Europe's largest garbage dump, where around 6.000 women, men and children make a living in the middle of Africa - in the country of Ghana.

The Welcome to Sodom documentation shows the largest electronic waste dump in Europe. It is located in the African country of Ghana, where several thousand people search the garbage for usable.
The Welcome to Sodom documentation shows the largest electronic waste dump in Europe. It is located in the African country of Ghana, where several thousand people search the garbage for usable.

Welcome to Sodom Trailer

The trailer for the documentary gives you a first glimpse. Junk, garbage, fire, poisonous smoke, animals and in the whole crowd: people who survive by what they find. 

Brief information about the film

Here is a compilation of the most important key data for production:

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Austria
  • Director: Florian Weigensamer, Christian Krönes
  • Production: Blackbox Film & Medienproduktion GmbH
  • Duration: 92 minutes
  • FSK: from 6 years
  • Language: As a subtitles version and with a German voiceover to be seen in the cinema 
  • Theatrical release: August 2, 2018
  • Welcome to Sodom at IMDb


Here is a tip as a quote from the film website

Old electrical appliances contain valuable raw materials, but also pollutants, and do not belong in the household waste and certainly not in the environment. Instead, these can be handed in at recycling centers and, under certain conditions, also at dealers. It is best to put old cell phones in special collections such as www.handysfuerdieumwelt.de so that they can be reused or recycled.

Information and "Welcome to Sodom" download material

On Documentation website you don't just get a short description of the trailer Welcome to Sodom as well as information about the two directors. If you want to report on the film yourself, you will also find a gallery with movie stills, a (far too easy) competition, the names of the partners and information about the respective companies / organizations that try to use electronics more responsibly - and not Finally, comprehensive information material for download. 

The Welcome to Sodom download material includes the trailer, film stills and artwork for the film. There is also a press booklet and school supplies. The school material is recommended from the age of 15 or from the tenth grade, but can certainly be used beforehand. Media competence and the use of electronics are actually part of life today - unless you are living “off the grid” on your own farm.

The Welcome to Sodom downloadable school material is delivered as a zip file and contains two PDFs, including worksheets and a description of the film plot for a better understanding.

Which cinema is Welcome to Sodom showing?

In which cinema you can watch Welcome to Sodom, he'll tell you Cinema finder from cinema time. If the link doesn't work, take a look at the official website for the film - it is also listed there. And it should work there too.

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