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Watch a movie on technology and have a shared meal
This event will be hosted by the Adelaide Sustainability Centre and Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. It will be held on Wednesday 6th March 2019, from 6.00 pm until 9.00 pm. The venue is the Adelaide Sustainability Centre, The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide.
Death by Design is a movie which has been described as both jaw-dropping and heartbreaking. The movie makes the audience look again at the whole approach to technology and this crazy obsession we have with the ever-changing and upgrading of all technology. It is a full-length documentary which unleashes a global story of "damaged lives, environmental destruction and devices that are designed to die."
The movie exposes the international electronics industry and shows how even the smallest of devices can have deadly environmental and health costs. Filmmaker Sue Williams has investigated the three issues that are most affected by our digital addiction. She discovers a disturbing series of events about this technology that we all need to know about.
Many of us love and live on our smartphones! We cannot do without them or our tablets and laptops. There is a continual stream of new devices coming onto the market all the time and they promise even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information.
The numbers are amazing - by the year 2020, it is estimated that four billion people will have a personal computer and five billion worldwide will own a mobile phone. But the problem is that this technology has a dark side that the electronics industry obviously does not want you to see.
Award-winning Sue Williams investigated this phenomenon and the electronics industry that exists is all over the world.
Death by Design tells the stories of young Chinese workers who work in unsafe conditions. Factories in the electronics field are often driven purely by high demand and often ignore basic worker safety. This has brought about many accidents and explosions, killing hundreds and injuring many more. In the U.S. cancer-causing solvents have leaked from the electronics factories' storage tanks and are leeching into the soil and from there into people's homes and offices.
Scientists have recently estimated that 20% of China's plowable land is contaminated with toxic heavy metals from these industries.
From the very secretive electronics factories in China to the high tech innovation laboratories of Silicon Valley, Death by Design will tell a story of environmental degradation, of health catastrophes, and the "fast-approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability."
The movie will screen for 73 minutes and there will be shared food and conversation, followed by the screening of the movie.
6.00 pm - Potluck community dinner - please bring a plate of food to share
6.45 pm - Guest speakers: names to be advised
7.00 pm - movie screening
You can choose to refuse single-use plastic - during the dinners, you will be provided with real plates and cutlery and reusable cups. You will also receive filtered water and organisers will collect food scraps to give to The Joinery's chickens or put in their compost bins. Please do not bring single-use plastics, including glad wrap, to this dinner if you can.
The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA.
This will be a fascinating documentary which everyone should find very interesting, and it will also be a fun, sharing evening! You can get your tickets at this link.