THE BATTLE OF COBALTONE-OFF
- DIRECTOR : Arnaud Zajtman & Quentin Noirfalisse
- PRODUCER : Les Films du Tambour de Soie / Dancing Dog Productions / Esprit Libre Production for ARTE, RTBF, France 24
- DATE : April 2022
- FORMAT : One off, 16/9, HD
- DURATION :
As humanity grapples with the climate crisis, the electric car holds the promise of a clean ecological transition. Tomorrow’s world depends on a highly strategic minera used in batteries: cobalt. Mainly present in Congolese soil, it is exploited at colossal environmental and human cost. Child labour, water and air pollution, modified DNA, corruption. The film investigates the corporate and geopolitics playing out and questions the consequences of this battle being waged: how the promise of a “better world” can go with social justice.