International Competition

Blood in The Mobile

Frank Piasecki Poulsen
Screening time  
01.03. / Utorak, 20:00 - 22:00 Dvorana 5  
03.03. / Četvrtak, 15:00 - 17:00 Dvorana 1  
04.03. / Petak, 20:00 - 22:00 Dvorana 2  
We love our cell phones and the selection between different models has never been bigger. But the production of phones has a dark, bloody side.

By buying so-called conflict minerals the phone companies are financing the civil war in DR Congo that, according to human rights organisations, has been the bloodiest conflict since World War II. The illegal mine industry is controlled by armed groups. The war will continue as long as armed groups can finance their warfare by selling minerals that end up in our phones.

Frank Piasecki Poulsen

Frank Piasecki Poulsen is born 1975, Denmark. Graduated from the National Film School of Denmark, 2001. Worked as director, photographer and scenarist, primarily for the national broadcaster DR. Poulsen is well travelled, especially in Africa. In the making of ‘Guerrilla Girl’ (2005), Poulsen lived in a FARC training camp for three months. The film attracted worldwide interest, was showcased at IDFA’s First Appearance programme, at CPh:DOX, AFI’s Silver Docs, Havana and Sheffield, as well as at One World human Rights Festival, Prague. ‘Blood in the Mobile’ (2010) was screened at IDFA’s Feature-length Competition.

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Blod i mobilen

2010, 82', color, video

Directed by:
Frank Piasecki Poulsen

Adam Wallensten, Lars Skree, Frank Piasecki Poulsen

Edited by:
Mikael Kloster Ebbesen

Kristian Eidnes Andersen

Ole Tornbjerg

Produced by:
Koncern TV- og Filmproduktion A/S, Chili Film, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion