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Blood Coltan-Text, Images and the Documentary Film

Blood Coltan-Text, Images and the Documentary Film

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From the Film Narration Intro: "The mobile phone is a remarkable piece of engineering. But look inside. There’s blood in this machine.
There’s blood in this device because your mobile contains tiny electronic circuits, and they couldn’t work without mineral called COLTAN.
It’s mined in the eastern Congo. There is blood here, the blood of Congolese who are dying in a terrible conflict.
The West’s demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo. Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold.
Blood Coltan exposes the web of powerful interests protecting this blood trade. Meet the powerful warlords who enslave local population and the European businessmen who continue importing Coltan, in defiance of the UN..."

From the Film Narration Intro: "The mobile phone is a remarkable piece of engineering. But look inside. There’s blood in this machine.
There’s blood in this device because your mobile contains tiny electronic circuits, and they couldn’t work without mineral called COLTAN.
It’s mined in the eastern Congo. There is blood here, the blood of Congolese who are dying in a terrible conflict.
The West’s demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo. Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold.
Blood Coltan exposes the web of powerful interests protecting this blood trade. Meet the powerful warlords who enslave local population and the European businessmen who continue importing Coltan, in defiance of the UN..."

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From the Film Narration Intro:
 
"The mobile phone is a remarkable piece of engineeri
 
blood in this machine.
There’s blood in this device because your mobile contains tiny electronic circuits, and they couldn’t work without
mineral called COLTAN.
It’s mined in
the eastern Congo. There is blood here, the blood of Congolese who are dying in a terrible conflict.
The West’s demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo. Under the
close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold.Blood Coltan exposes the web of powerful interests protecting this blood trade. Meet the powerful warlords whoenslave local population and the European businessmen who continue importing Coltan, in defiance of the UN..."
 
 
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Computers and cell phones have revolutionized the way individuals across the planet communicate and live, but in theDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC) their biggest legacy has proven to be conflict. The DRC is home to many of the largestand most accessible deposits of columbite-tantalite, a precious ore that is used in the production of electronics, includingthe GPS system that directed you to the office, the laptop that you work on, the PlayStation that you play to unwind, the cellphone that you use throughout the day,and scores of other appliances in between. It just so happens that coltan (the shortform of columbite-tantalite) is most commonly found and mined in rebel-controlled territory at the expense of nationalparks, wildlife and innocent civilians.

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