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San Francisco Green Film Festival proudly presents the SF Premiere of Death By Design at the Bay Area Science Festival. After the screening, join an expert discussion on the environmental impacts of our digital addiction.
November 1, 2016
6:00pm Reception in the lobby
7:00pm Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Ticket includes pre-screening reception with drinks and light refreshments.
Death By Design
(Sue Williams, USA, 2015, 73 mins)
We all love – and live on – our smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising ever better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.
But this revolution has a dark side. In an investigation spanning the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry. From leading environmental activist Ma Jun and the young laborers in Chinese factories, to activists in our own high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, Death By Design reveals the environmental and human impact of the consumer race for the latest devices. The dirty secrets of our digital addiction.
“You won’t look at your iPhone in quite the same way again after viewing Sue Williams’ thoughtful documentary” - The Seattle Times
“Vital. Provocative in its focus on giant American corporations.” - The Hollywood Reporter
Panel Discussion - Designing for the future
Tim Bradshaw is a tech reporter for the Financial Times in San Francisco. He covers news, innovations, deals and trends in Silicon Valley, with a particular focus on Apple, mobile apps, games and consumer electronics. Tim writes for the newspaper and FT.com, as well as the FT's weekly Personal Technology reviews column. Tim moved to San Francisco in June 2012 after four years as the FT's digital media correspondent in London and has been covering tech for more than 10 years.
Kyle Wiens is the CEO of iFixit, the free repair manual. iFixit has empowered millions of people to repair their broken stuff. Kyle has testified on electronic exports to the International Trade Commission and is actively involved in developing global environmental standards. The right to repair campaign has, so far, successfully legalized cell phone unlocking and tractor repair. Kyle regularly speaks on design for repair and the environmental impact of manufacturing. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Popular Mechanics and the Wall Street Journal.
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