“Death By Design” — The Dirty Secret Of Our Digital Addiction — Free Viewing Through June 17
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 that the electronics industry doesn’t want you to see.
In an investigation that spans the globe, award-winning filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the international electronics industry and reveals how even the tiniest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.
Death By Design tells the stories of young Chinese workers laboring in unsafe conditions, American families living with the tragic consequences of the industry’s toxic practices, activists leading the charge to hold brands accountable, and passionate entrepreneurs who are developing more sustainable products and practices to safeguard our planet and our future.
From the intensely secretive electronics factories in China, to the high tech innovation labs 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.
About Director Sue Williams
Sue Williams has produced and directed five critically acclaimed, feature documentaries about China for national PBS broadcast, including Frontline. Contemporary China features prominently in her most recent film, Death by Design. Sue also directed two highly praised biographies on Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Pickford for the PBS series, “American Experience.” Her films have been broadcast in more than 25 countries and appeared in festivals around the world; they have won numerous awards, including the 2016 The Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award.
As always, we recommend that you watch the film on a wired device!
WHAT: Death By Design, the second film presented in the 2021 Jackson Hole Environmental Health Trust Film Series
DATE: Streaming Thursday, June 10, 2021, to Thursday, June 17, 2021.
LIVE EVENT: Discussion and Q&A Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:00 p.m. MT
REGISTRATION: Registration is free but you need to register to receive the link to stream “Death by Design”
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