TERRA BLIGHT DOCUMENTARY
NC State University will host the showing of Terra Blight, a feature-length documentary exploring America’s consumption. The film comes to NC State as part of the Terra Blight 2012 awareness tour, and will engage the audience with a presentation and Q&A session immediately following the film.
Terra Blight is a 55-minute documentary exploring America’s consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology.
Terra Blight traces the life cycle of computers from creation to disposal and juxtaposes the disparate worlds that have computers as their center. From a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to salvage copper to a 3,000-person video game party in Texas, Terra Blight examines the unseen realities of one of the most ubiquitous toxic wastes on our planet.