Blood, Sweat And Luxuries

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries

Gold/Computers/E-Waste
Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC2  |  April 27, 2011

This week the Brits travel to Ghana to mine one of our oldest and most precious luxuries, gold, but also discover the impact of one of Africa's newest imports, e-waste. Joining some of the thousands of men and women who mine gold by hand, the Brits struggle to cope as exhaustion bites, tempers fray and Shievonne collapses - making the Brits question if gold truly deserves its luxurious label. But nothing the Brits have seen so far prepares them for the electrical dump site.

This week the Brits travel to Ghana to mine one of our oldest and most precious luxuries, gold, but also discover the impact of one of Africa's newest imports, e-waste. Joining some of the thousands of men and women who mine gold by hand, the Brits struggle to cope as exhaustion bites, tempers fray and Shievonne collapses - making the Brits question if gold truly deserves its luxurious label. But nothing the Brits have seen so far prepares them for the electrical dump site.

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