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A Toxics-Free Future

Stories from the Clean Room Documentary, Global Screenings

The Movie

Stories from the Clean Room is a documentary from South Korea revealing the dirty secrets of the electronics industry. Twenty-three former factory workers tell their personal stories of toxic workplace exposures, corporate malfeasance, and their fight for justice.

Video Picture

  • Portrait image of Park Min-suk
  • Portrait image of Shim Gyu-seok
  • Portrait image of Shin Hyo-seon
  • Portrait image of Yun Eun-jin's father
  • Portrait image of Kim Eun-sook
  • Portrait image of Kim Gyeong-hui
  • Portrait image of Kim Mi-seon
  • Portrait image of Lee Eun-ju's father
  • Portrait image of Lee Eun-ju
  • Portrait image of Lee Hye-jeong
  • Portrait image of Oh Ga-yeong
  • Portrait image of Park Hyo-soon
  • Portrait image of Kim Mi-yeon
  • Portrait image of Kim Seong-kyo
  • Portrait image of Lee Ji-yeong
  • Portrait image of Koo Seong-ae
  • Portrait image of Kim Jin-ki's wife
  • Portrait image of Hye Gyeong's mother
  • Portrait image of Yun Eun-jin's mother
  • Portrait image of Park Hyo-soon's mother
  • Portrait image of Lee Eun-ju's mother
  • Portrait image of Kim Bo-mi
  • Portrait image of Lee Hui-jin
  • Portrait image of Yoo Jeong
  • Portrait image of Han Hye-gyeong
  • Portrait image of Hwang Yumi's father

Global Screenings

  • Nepal
    • June 5 - World Environment Day (CEPHED)
  • DR Congo
    • June 28 - CEPAS room, Kinshasa, Gombe
    • July 5 - Congelese Environment Agency
  • Indonesia
    • June 28 - Bogor (Gibbon Society)
    • June 29 - Jakarta, screening for NGOs and journalists
    • July 4 - Spazio Building, Grande Room, 2nd Floor; Jalan Mayjen Yono Suwoyo No.Kav. 3, Pradahkalikendal, Dukuh Pakis, Pradahkalikendal, Dukuh Pakis, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60226 - (031) 99000999. Co-hosts: GEMA Indonesia and BizzComm International.
  • Togo
    • June 29 - ECOWAS room at CASEF, Lomé
    • Aug 23 - SAZOF, Lomé
  • Armenia
    • July 3 - Yerevan
  • Nigeria
    • July 13 - Lagos
  • city, Egypt
    • July 21 - Sohag, Kenana HQ
    • July 27 - Sohag, Kenana HQ
  • city, Hong Kong
    • Aug 3 - Greeners Action, Hong Kong - Greeners Action Office
    • Aug 31 - Greeners Action, Hong Kong - Greeners Action Office
    • Sept 18-20 - Organized by AMRC, East Asia OSH meeting
  • India
    • August 11 - Dausa - Hotel Rawat Place
    • November 21 - Dausa
  • Mexico
    • August 22 - Guadalajara, Montenegro Park
    • September 7 - Guadalajara, Cereal
    • September 27 & 28 - Tijuana
    • November 24 - Mexicali, Mexicali Collective
    • November 25 - Mexicali
  • Iraq
    • September 1
    • September 8
  • Kazakhstan
    • September - date and location to be announced
  • Tunisia
    • September - date and location to be announced
  • Kenya
    • July 18
    • September - date and location to be announced
    • October - date and location to be announced
  • Philippines
    • October 17 - Cine Adarna, University of the Philippines Film Institute - organized by EcoWaste Coalition
  • Taiwan
    • October 20 & 21 - Taiwan City - “Global Labor’s Film Festival,” No. 1, Section 1, Bade Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
  • Bulgaria
    • October - Sofia
    • November - Sofia
  • Kyrgyzstan
    • October - Bishek, International Conference Life in Central Asia
    • November - Bishek, Asian Med Institute Celebration
  • Georgia
    • October - N.makhviladze Institute of Labour Medicine and Ecology and at D.Tvildiani Medical University
  • Cameroon
    • Nov 15 - Yaoundé
  • city, Albania
  • city, China
  • Ethiopia
  • Czech Republic
  • South Korea

News

  • Social Action for Integral Development (ASDI) is a Togolese non-governmental organization working on the management of electrical and electronic equipment waste, training and sustainable agriculture. On June 29th, they held a showing of Stories from the Clean Room in Togo. To read a press release from the screening, click here.
  • The screening in Kenya was hosted by Environmental Compliance Institute (ECI) on July 18th. 40 guests attended with representation from government, industry, informal business sector, and civil society, including community based organizations and trade associations. Kenya's SAICM Coordinator, Mr. Francis Kihumba, was also a notable attendee. The film generated a lot of awareness and interest among the participants and was organized jointly with the Ministry of Environment and CEJAD.
  • On August 3rd in Hong Kong, Greeners Action hosted a successful screening of the film for an audience of about 20 people. The audience expressed their support and gratitude for SHARPS. Greeners Action will host a second showing on the 31st of August in the evening.
  • "Stories form the Clean Room” was screened in the Dausa district, India, on August 11, 2018. With an audience of teachers, college students, schools and ITI, NGO’s representatives, trader unions, electronic mechanic, mobile recharger manufacturer, social workers, and media in attendance. Read more about the screenings in India.
  • Ngeri! Tak Disangka Pabrik Alat Elektronik Punya "Rahasia Kotor" (Indonesian article: "Horrific! Unexpected Electronic Equipment Factory Has 'Dirty Secret' ")
  • Pentingnya Keselamatan di Lingkungan Kerja (Indonesian article: "The Importance of Safety in the Workplace"")
  • In Indonesia, three screenings of “Stories from the Clean Room” took place in June and July in Bogor, Jakarta, and Surabaya. The screenings attracted up to 50 attendees from various NGOs, as well as representatives from electronics manufacturing companies. The film sparked discussion about workers’ right-to-know, establishment of empowered unions, and responsible consumerism. Read more about the screenings in Indonesia.
  • Bogor, Indonesia, July 28th: Soft-launch of the screening in Bogor, co-hosted by the Gibbon Foundation.
  • Surabaya, Indonesia, July 4th: Screening co-hosted by GEMA Indonesia (Gerakan Masyarakat Indonesia), a network of inter-faith, anti-racial solidarity group.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia, June 29th: Official kick-off screening co-hosted by Greenpeace Indonesia. Well attended with representation from NGO groups including the Indonesian Association of Labour Union (Gabungan Serikat Buruh Indonesia or GSBI) and representatives of Longvin workers (supplier of Samsung's headsets, earphone, etc.), Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Indonesia (KSPI), Yayasan Kanker Indonesia (Indonesian Cancer Foundation), JATAM, WALHI, ICEL.
  • Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE), an Armenian NGO, hosted a screening event of Stories from the Clean Room in Yerevan, Armenia, July 2018 with a discussion of toxics in electronics. More about screening in Armenia.
  • “Stories from the Clean Room" was screened at the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology in Khumaltar, Lalitpur at an interaction program jointly organized by Network of Occupational Safety and Health Nepal (NOSH-Nepal), Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED) on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018. The program was opened by Mr. Durga Pd Dawadi, Director General of the Department of Environment. Read more about the Nepal screening.
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