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Contemporary Chinese Documentary Series: Meet the Director (22 Mar)
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Event Type: Other Event/Function
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

(This is an event jointly organized by the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong.)

Death by Design a Sue Williams’s film (English dialogue, Chinese subtitles)

Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, 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. But this revolution has a dark side that the electronics industry doesn’t want you to see. In an investigation that spans the globe, award-winning filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the international electronics industry and reveals how even the tiniest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.

Date: 22 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 18:00 (17:30 – Reception; 18:00 – Film Screening; 19:15 – Discussion)
Venue: Lecture Hall, G/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Moderator: Professor Chen Zhiwu
Discussion with Director Sue Williams (in English)

Free admission. Seats are limited; first come, first served.

Date/Time22/03/2017 18:00-20:30
VenueLecture Hall, G/F, May Hall, HKU

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Registration is not required.

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