Outside of Ghana’s capital Accra lies Agbogbloshie – an enormous plain filled with old TVs, computers, cell phones and other electrical products. Under a sky which is permanently filled with toxic smoke from the fires in which appliances are stripped of copper and aluminium, six thousand men, women and children make a living from the debris of Western society’s obsession with technology. The visually arresting WELCOME TO SODOM paints a terrifying and oddly humanistic portrait of life on the very bottom of the consumer chain.
WELCOME TO SODOM is in our main competition programme for international documentaries, Documentaire Extraordinaire.
Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer
Christian Krönes (Austria, 1961), Florian Weigensamer (Austria, 1973) Joint filmography: A GERMAN LIFE (BIFF 2016), GOLA ZAREEN (2010)