country, yearE-Wasteland

Australia, 2012



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directed by

David Fedele







Have you ever wondered what happens to your electronics at the end of their life?

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste (electronic waste) are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as “second hand goods”.

Without dialogue or narration, E-Wasteland presents a visual portrait of unregulated e-waste recycling in Ghana, West Africa, where electronics are not seen for what they once were, but rather for what they have become.

land between - dirabout the author

David Fedele is an award-winning documentary filmmaker from Australia.
He entered the world of documentary filmmaking through a love of travel and exploring different cultures, having travelled extensively throughout Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa. Generally working alone, self-producing and self-funding his projects, David is particularly interested in exploring cultural, humanitarian and social justice issues. His films have covered such diverse topics as Sub-Saharan African migration in Morocco, electronic waste in Ghana, and illegal logging in Papua New Guinea. David’s films have been broadcast widely, and screened at international film festivals around the world, winning numerous awards. Filmography:The Land Between (2014), E-Wasteland  (2012), Bikpela Bagarap / Big Damage (2011), Png Style (2010), Reflections (2010), Caterina (2010), Reflections On A Genocide (2011), West Papuan Refugees (2011), Second Chance (2010).


festivals, awards

Winner “Best Australian Short Documentary” – Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2013, Australia; Finalist “Best Documentary Science, Technology & The Environment” 2013, Australia; Winner “Best Editing” – Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2013, USA; Finalist “Best Short Documentary” – Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA) 2013, USA; Winner “Low Budget – Big Impact” – Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival 2012, Finland; Winner “Special Prize of the Jury” – Matsalu Nature Film Festival 2012, Estonia