Toxic Somalia 52 min.

Paul Moreira, France, 2011, color, video
Synopsis

It costs just $2.50 to dump a tonne of toxic waste off the coast of Somalia. It’s the world’s cheapest rubbish dump and a nice little earner for certain westerners, who would have to pay $1,000 to dump their trash back home. But hundreds of Somalis are falling ill, poisoned by other peoples’ waste.

Who is dumping this waste in Somali waters? Who in Somalia is making money from it? We investigate the shady underworlds of the Italian mafia, Somali pirates and the lethal nuclear waste industry.

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Available versions: color, video, 52'
Spoken languages: English
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