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Unitarian Church of Calgary

1703 1 Street NW

Calgary, Alberta T2M 4P4

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Consumers love – and live on – their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment, and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.

But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, this film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.



Time: February 23, 2018 Doors open at 6:30, Coffee and edibles 6:40, film at 7:00
Discussion to follow
Place: Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 1st Street NW, Calgary
Admission is free; donations accepted to cover costs. Bring a dessert or appetizer to share.

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