Terra Blight

A glimpse of the life cycle of computers and the unseen impacts of consumerism - Americans discard over 100 million monitors and TVs annually with the majority dumped illegally in third world countries

Directors

Issac Brown

Country

USA

Year

2012

Running Time

55 min

Watch the Film

www.terrablight.com

   

SFGFF Film Program:


Terra_Blight.jpgAn intimate glimpse of lives woven together by the life cycle of computers. From an American family of avid gamers pursuing the latest and greatest, a 3,000-person video game party in Texas, an ebullient salesman of the now defunct compUSA and the residents of a small town with plus of IBM chemicals beneath their homes, to the young Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors in a toxic waste dump to salvage metal of school tuition, the unseen health and economic impact of consumerism - Americans discard over 100 million computer monitors and TV’s a year with the majority dumped in third wold countries - have a truly global reach. The audience encounters many dynamic characters and accesses the problem through subtle humor and identification with the subjects. Terra Blight navigates surreal landscapes with a sensitive cinema vert lens that conveys the unique point-of-view of each character. By the films end, the audience will never be able to look at their computer the same way again.~ Heather Louie

Screening:  June 1, 2013 at New People Cinema. SF Premiere.

Panel Discussion: Cradle-to-Cradle
Join leading experts for a discussion on electronics and green cradle-to-cradle design. With Tim Bradshaw, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times, Sudeep Motupalli Rao, Regional Director, EPEA.