Death by Design is a film that explores and uncovers a global story of damaged lives, environmental destruction and devices that are designed to die. Prominently featuring contemporary China, this is a film that will surely resonate with anyone living in Shanghai.
This is a special student film screening organized by Green Initiatives, with support from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Enterprise, NUS Overseas Colleges and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
- Film comes with Chinese subtitles.
- Entry is free for all. RSVP is mandatory.
- A limited number of free spaces are available for adults/working professionals.
- Sandwiches and juices will be provided for all attendees, thanks to support from Happy Buddha and NUS.
- If you have any trouble registering on our website please RSVP by sending us an email.
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, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.
E-Waste in China - Background
Launched in June 2016, The [WE] Project provides the local community in Shanghai with a systematic and environmentally-friendly way to dispose off electronic products by collaborating with TES, an international leader in e-waste recycling.
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