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Welcome to Sodom
Agbogbloshie, Accra is the largest electronic waste dump in the world. About 6,000 women, men and children live and work here. They call it “Sodom”. Every year about 250,000 tons of discarded computers, smartphones, air conditioning tanks and other devices from a far away digitalized and electric world end up here. Illegally. Their personal inner voices allow for a deep insight into life in this place.
|Language spoken:||German, English|
|Director(s):||Florian Weigensamer, Christian Krönes|
|Writer(s):||Roland Schrotthofer, Florian Weigensamer|
|Producers:||Christian Krönes, Roland Schrotthofer|
March 20, 2018Copenhagen (CPH:DOX)
|Awards (selection):||Best Cinematography documentary competition (La Valetta), Honorary Mention One Future Prize (Munich), Audience Award
(Saratov), Special Mention FOCUS jury + Ecumenical Film Award (Zurich), Youth Jury Award (Vienna/This Human World Festival),
Main Prize Documentary Environment + Main Prize Cinematography (Innsbruck/Nature Film Festival), Best Environmental Film (Poindimié,
Ânûû-rû Âboro Festival International du Cinéma des Peuples)
CPH:DOX with Austrians vying for Dox: and F:act Award
The 16th CPH:DOX screens two Austrian films in their prestigious competition programs: the thought-provoking WELCOME TO SODOM by C. Krönes and F. Weigensamer celebrates its world premiere in the DOX:AWARD main competition. F. Ofner’s and E. Hausberger’s WEAPON OF CHOICE, a gloomy success story of a pistol made in Austria, is selected for F:ACT Award.
Zurich Film Festival: Four Austrians in Focus
The Focus Switzerland/Germany/Austria competition hosts the world premiere of Eva Spreitzhofer’s humorous reaction to tendencies to redirect religion into the center of social debates – WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO DESERVE THIS? and three more of our 2018 highlights: ANGELO by Markus Schleinzer, L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein and WELCOME TO SODOM by Christian Krönes and Florian Weigensamer.
L’ANIMALE wins Zurich Focus competition
Austrian contenders in focus at the Zurich closing ceremony: L’ANIMALE by Katharina Mückstein took the Best Film award of the Focus Switzerland/Germany/Austria competition. WELCOME TO SODOM by Christian Krönes and Florian Weigensamer returns from the 14th Zurich film festival with a Special Mention of the Focus jury and the Ecumenical Film Award.
... and further more prizes to Austrian docs
The JIHLAVA Testimony On Nature-section honors WELCOME TO SODOM as its most outstanding contribution, SAND AND BLOOD receives a Special Mention at the Romanian ASTRA Festival and UTOPIA REVISITED by Kurt Langbein wins the Grande Prémio at CINEECO Festival at Serra da Estrella.
WELCOME TO SODOM wins Objectif d’or
The documentary by Florian Weigensamer and Christian Krönes awarded Best documentary with the Objectif d'or at the Millennium Festival in BRUSSELS: "For us the most complete film, that is nearly telling the idealistic story about life and death, survival, about ethic … dramatic circumstances happening in one amazing and extraordinary microcosm."
Krakow Grand Prix to WELCOME TO SODOM
One and a half years after its world premiere at CPH:DOX 2018, the gripping documentary by Florian Weigensamer and Christian Krönes keeps travelling around the globe, affecting juries and audiences alike. WELCOME TO SODOM took the Grand Prix 2019 as well as the Audience Award at the Krakow Green Film Festival.
Festival L’Europe autour de L’Europe: two main prizes to films from Austria
The Paris-based festival L’EUROPE AUTOUR DE L’EUROPE awarded two of its three main prizes to films from Austria: The Prix Sauvage to DIE KINDER DER TOTEN by Kelly Copper and Pavol Liška, the Prix Présent to WELCOME TO SODOM by Florian Weigensamer and Christian Krönes