Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra, Ghana, is the final destination of many unusable electronic devices from developed countries. It is one of the most polluted places in the world. The majority of its 20,000 inhabitants are engaged in the dismantling of this equipment, exposing themselves to highly toxic materials every day. This documentary focuses on the lives of 3 of its inhabitants, immigrants from the North Region who belong to the Dagombe minority.
JOSÉ PRIETO is a graduate in English Language and Literature from the Complutense University of Madrid, holds a MA in Audiovisual Translation from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a degree in Photography and Digital Imaging at the National College of Art and Design of Dublin. Since 2011, he works for the Human Rights Film Festival of Barcelona as the head of the Video and Subtitling Department, editing official videos and coordinating a group of 40 people of professionals, students and volunteers in the translation and subtitling of all finalist films, and since 2016 as Director of Production of the same festival.
LEONARDO LLAMAS is a graduate in Architecture from the University of Navarra. He has worked in several restoration projects using wasted construction material to build social centres in several villages across Spain.
He worked for a NGO for 2 years as the site manager in the construction of a primary school and a hospital in Ghana. At the Other Side of Technology is their first film.