ONE MAN'S MISSION TO GET TWO BOYS OFF AN ELECTRONIC WASTE DUMP AND INTO THE WORLD

There has been much documentation of Agbogbloshie in recent years, but in most cases it has come from a sensational perspective. I wanted to tell a human story from within the environment, a story that the audience could relate to and empathise with - a story of human strength within the harshest of environments, a real life Wall-E. It was important for me to bring insight into what it is really like to live and work in such a toxic environment from an insider's perspective. Of all the documentaries I have seen on Agbogbloshie, the interaction with the locals has been stilted and tense, but I believe children are innocent reflections of the adult world and by working closely with the younger generation we can offer an original viewpoint of life on the e-waste dump. 

 

Sasha Rainbow

 

"WITHOUT EDUCATION KIDS WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO LEAVE AGBOGBLOSHIE. AND THAT IS MY WISH" - Abdallah

 

CREW

Director - Sasha Rainbow

Producer - Harriette Wright

Executive Producers - Placebo

Co-Producers Romain Daubeach, Jonas Ramuz, Alasdair Mitchell

Director of Photography - Pau Castejon Ubeda​

Original Music - Tom Furse

Lead Editor - David Higgs

Additional Editors - Nik Hindson, Joan Amorim

Grade - Jax Harney

Sound Design - Guy Henderson

Director's Assistant - Laura Duncan

 

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