Blood in the Mobile
Blood in the Mobile
1h 22m 18sInvestigative


Germany, Denmark
The dark side of our cell phones. No company can say for sure that they didn't buy conflict minerals from the Congo to produce your cell phone. Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most resource rich countries on the planet. These riches, however, feed and sustain the ongoing civil wars there. Tin is vital for electronics and large tin mines exist in eastern Congo; the nature of modern supply chains means no company can confirm that they didn't buy conflict minerals from the Congo. This film looks at the issue from both ends, examining both the mobile manufacturers and their refusal of corporate responsibility and the conditions of the mines for Congolese living in poverty. Throughout, director Frank Poulsen asks: is there blood in my mobile?
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