Children of Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah is a hellish place in Accra, Ghana where children eke out a living on a scrap heap of discarded computers that The West no longer needs. They sell the computer parts but the toxic chemicals in the waste are slowly poisoning the children. They dream of escaping illegally to Europe to live like the people whose computers they are harvesting. Producer Jens Jarisch went to Sodom and Gomorrah and then followed some of the children on their treacherous journey across Africa. He also followed the e-waste on its journey from the the docks in Germany to a place that's out of sight and out of mind.

The adaptation of the German programme was realised by Sharon Davis and Russell Stapleton with narration by Rebecca Massey and additional performances from Josef Ber and Thuso Lekwape, and is presented by Brent Clough.

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