May Justice Film- Death By Design

May Justice Film- Death By Design

What is the cost of our digital dependency?

Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even 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, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.

From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, Death By Design tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

“You won’t look at your iPhone in quite the same way again after viewing Sue Williams’ thoughtful documentary” Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

Trailer Runtime 73 min

Note: This film will be shown in person in Sandburg Hall and on Zoom. If you wish to view
the film on Zoom, request a link from Charlie Wussow at . If you intend
to view the film in person, please RSVP YES for planning purposes. Due to technical limitations, there will be separate in person and Zoom discussions.