Film at Tullynessle Hall

Tullynessle Hall is the venue for the sceeening of an award winning film later this month.

Blood in the Mobile is by Danish director Frank Poulsen who asks: What is the price of a text message? This is the question that takes him on a hugely personal journey to connect Africa’s ‘heart of darkness’ with the ivory towers of European multinationals. In the past 15 years, five million people have died in Congo’s civil war. The UN has consistently reported a connection between the conflict and the control of the international trade in minerals used in products such as mobile phones and computers. Reaching the dangerous and normally inaccessible Bisie mine area, Poulsen’s extraordinary journey reveals child labourers in death-defying conditions, before he returns home to ask his phone company, Nokia, the largest in the world, just what they are doing to halt the cycle of poverty and conflic

This is part of the Take One Action Film Festival touring the country. The film was the winner of the Cinema for Peace Justice Award 2011, Berlin

The film on February 25 at 7.30pm, be followed by a panel discussion.Tickets available on the door for £4.

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