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Blood in the Mobile

September 27 - September 29

Single Tickets $6     Semester Passes $35     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?

Ever wondered where the minerals in your cell phone come from? We love our mobile phones but their production has a dark, bloody side. The main part of minerals used to produce cell phones are coming from the mines in the Eastern DR Congo. The Western World is buying these so-called conflict minerals and thereby financing a civil war that, according to human rights organizations, has been the bloodiest conflict since World War II: During the last 15 years the conflict has cost the lives of more than 5 million people and 300,000 women have been raped. The war will continue as long as armed groups can finance their warfare by selling minerals. If you ask the phone companies where their suppliers get minerals from, none of them can guarantee that they aren’t buying minerals from the Congo.

Blood in the Mobile shows the connection between our phones and the civil war in the Congo. Director Frank Poulsen travels to DR Congo to see the illegal mine industry with his own eyes. He gets access to Congo’s largest tin-mine, which is being controlled by different armed groups, and where children work for days in narrow mine tunnels to dig out the minerals that end up in our phones.

Blood in Mobile is a film about our responsibility for the conflict in the Congo and about corporate social responsibility.

Denmark | 2010 | 82 min |

Friday, Sept 27
Mike Wallace is Here 6:15 –  IU Fine Arts Theater
Blood in the Mobile – 7:30 – IU Global & International Theater
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – 8:15 IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday, Sept 28
Mike Wallace is Here 6:15 –  IU Fine Arts Theater
Blood in the Mobile – 7:30 – IU Radio & Television Theater
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – 8:15 IU Fine Arts Theater

Sunday, Sept 29 at Bear’s Place
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – 5:00 – Last Chance!
Blood in the Mobile – 7:30 – Last Chance!

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Start:
September 27
End:
September 29