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


Issac Brown





Running Time

55 min

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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.