This hour: Children try to survive in, and escape from, a Ghanaian slum called Sodom and Gomorrah.
Children of Sodom and Gomorrah
by Jens Jarisch and Sharon Davis (360 Documentaries, 2011)
Sodom and Gomorrah is a hellish neighborhood in Accra, Ghana, where children eke out a living on a scrap heap of discarded computers that the West no longer needs. The children scavenge and then sell computer parts for a pittance, while they dream of escaping illegally to Europe.
This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.
MUSIC FOR RE:SOUND IS PROVIDED BY RECKLESS RECORDS.
Joel Styzens, "Take Anything," Relax Your Ears, (A-Sharp Records, 2009)
Chihei Hatakeyama, "Bonfire on the Field, Minima Moralia, (Kranky, 2006)
Midnight Sun, "School of Seven Bells," Benefit for the Recovery of Japan, (Antiopic, 2011)
Read an interview with Sharon Davis about adapting "Children of Sodom and Gomorrah" into English here (click on EXTRA).
Find out more about the ShortDocs challenge including the rules, the deadlines, and the incentives, here.