Blood in the mobile

Frank Piasecki Poulsen, Denmark, 2010

83 min.DK/Documentary

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.
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Original title Blod i mobilen
Danish title Blod i mobilen
Keywords Mobile, Child labour, Mine workers, Congo, Working conditions
Director Frank Piasecki Poulsen
Director of Photography Adam Wallensten, Lars Skree, Frank Piasecki Poulsen
Editor Mikael Kloster Ebbesen
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Production country Denmark
Production company Koncern TV- og Filmproduktion
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International sales DR International Sales
Technical info color
Danish theatrical release 02.09.2010
Cinemas Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Øst for Paradis (Århus), Empire, Nicolai Biograf (Kolding) vistes 1. september i 32 biografer landet over i Biografklub for dokumentarfilm / DOX:BIO 2010
TV release 02.11.2010, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11
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Production company Koncern TV- og Filmproduktion
Co-production WDR
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Danida, MEDIA (EU), Undervisningsministeriets Tips- og lottomidler
In collaboration with DR, ARTE, YLE TV1, NRK, ERT-1, TG4, Duna TV, VPRO - Television, Yes Docu
Domestic distribution DOXBIO


Direction Frank Piasecki Poulsen
Translator Pamela Ash-Collins


Dramaturge Jens Arentzen
Speaker comments Ilia Swainson


Executive producer Ole Tornbjerg
Production manager: Germany Kathrin Isberner
Post-production Thomas Schougaard
Co-producer: Germany Christian Beetz
Executive producer Jens Ulrik Pedersen
Post-production assistant Casper Kjær
Production assistant Mark Mansfeld
Producer's assistant Kamilla Bruus
Production manager Christina West Pihl
Production manager Pia Nielskov
Executive producer: Congo Petna Katondolo
Production manager: Congo Sekombi Jeremy Katondolo
Production manager: Congo Katya Emmanuel Katondolo
Production assistant: Congo Gloria Ramazani
Production assistant: Congo Ganza Buroko Stella Ramazani


Cinematographer Adam Wallensten
Cinematographer Lars Skree
Cinematographer Frank Piasecki Poulsen


Stills Mark Craemer


Editor Mikael Kloster Ebbesen
Additional editing Morten Højbjerg


Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen


Sound mixer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
B-sound designer Per Dybdal

Visual effects

Graphic design Rasmus Cold
Colourist Mikkel Aude
Graphic design Philip Lipsky
Graphic design Maria Einstein Biilmann
Graphic design Anders Christian Hansen

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Beijing, iDOCS Int. Documentary Forum 2011-12-12
Hamptons Film Festival 2011-10-13
Dokufest Prizren 2011-07-23
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2011-05-06
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 2011-04-28
Istanbul Int. Film Festival 2011-04-02
Sao Paulo It's All True Int. Documentary FF 2011-03-31
Haag, Amnesty Int. Movies that Matter Festival 2011-03-24
ZagrebDox 2011-03-06
Prague, One World Human Rights Film Festival 2011-03-03
Amsterdam, IDFA 2010-11-18
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Politiken 2012-02-23
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Iben Albinus Sabroe 2010-09-02
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Nanna Frank Rasmussen 2010-09-02
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Soeren Vinterberg 2010-09-02
Interview Politiken-Fonden Jeppe Kondrup Adelborg 2010-08-31
Interview Politiken-Fonden Jeppe Kondrup Adelborg 2010-08-31
Artikel Politiken-Fonden Erik Jensen 2010-08-28
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