At the Other Side of Technology
Ahmed, Halid and Ismaeel, immigrants from the Northern Region (Ghana) belonging to the Dagomba minority tribe, live and work in Agbogbloshie, a district in Ghana’s capital Accra, final destination of useless electronic devices from developed countries and one of the most polluted places on Earth. Most of its 20,000 inhabitants make a living out of dismantling and burning these devices, exposing themselves to highly toxic materials day after day.
In a time where computers, tablets, mobile devices, etc., are becoming obsolete and disposed of at an incredibly fast pace, this documentary serves as a reflection about the consequences of the consumerism of the industrialized nations through an intimate portrait of the lives of the individuals of a community in the third world.
Best Short Film, Patagonia Eco Film Fest, Puerto Madryn, Argentina, 2016.
Born in 1985, José Prieto is a graduate in English Language and Literature from the Complutense University of Madrid and holds an MA in Audiovisual Translation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a degree in Photography and Digital Imaging at the National College of Art and Design of Dublin. Since 2011, he works for the Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona as the head of the Video and Subtitling Department, editing official videos and coordinating a group of 40 people of professionals, students and volunteers in the translation and subtitling of all finalist films, and as Director of Production since October 2016.
Born in 1986, Leonardo Llamas is a graduate in Architecture from the University of Navarra. He has worked on several restoration projects using wasted construction material to build social centers in several villages across Spain. He worked for an NGO for 2 years as the site manager during the construction of a primary school and a hospital in Ghana.
At the Other Side of Technology, 2016
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Spain/ Ghana, 2016, 29’
in English & Dagbani w/ Eng./Arm. subtitles
Directors & Writers: José Prieto & Leonardo Llamas
Producers: José Prieto & Leonardo Llamas
Director of Photography: José Prieto & Leonardo Llamas
Editor: José Prieto
Sound: José Prieto & Leonardo Llamas