The Center for Global Workers' Rights of the School of Labor and Employment Relations will host a screening of the newly released film "Death by Design: The Dirty Secret of our Digital Addition." The screening will be followed by a discussion panel with top experts in the field.
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. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. 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.