There’s A Human Cost To The Mobile Phones You Use. Here’s Why.

 

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This is Andre, who lives on Bangka Island. He’s going to save for his first ever mobile phone, by working at the local tin mines.

It’s a gruelling job, but he keeps at it. Slowly, sifting through sand, washing grains.

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It’s a slow harvest, but there was a far bigger cost than he ever imagined.

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He got a tip and followed it, but he didn’t see the tip of the hill coming.

Watch ‘The Tin Boy’ by Rian Apriansyah (Indonesia) on Viddsee:

This story was inspired by the director’s life story.

Just one more! Watch this Filipino short film ‘Waivers’, another film about finding gems in a wasteland.

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