Seven Grams

by Karim Ben Khelifa, producted by Lucid Realities
2021
Prix Europa 2021

Seven Grams is an augmented reality experience by journalist Karim Ben Khelifathat provides a radically innovative way to understand the link between your smartphone and the often dramatic conditions in which the rare minerals it requires are mined, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Update : 13/01/2022
Price
Prix Europa Special commendation - Online Media Projects (Germany) - 2021
Programming
Sundance (United States), 2021
Online experience
In-situ experience
Smartphone
Suitable for all audiences
22 minute(s)
French, English
Contact for distribution

References

Price
Prix Europa Special commendation - Online Media Projects (Germany) - 2021
Programming
Sundance (United States), 2021

Technical conditions

Online experience
In-situ experience
Experience
Terms
Solo
Interactivity
Interactive
Duration
22 minute(s)
Audience
Categories
Suitable for all audiences
Minimum age
12 years
Price
Free/fee
Fee applicable
This creation is part of the exhibition Escape, A Journey to the Hearth of Digital Cultures initiated by Institut français
Languages
Original language
French
Dubbing
English
Subtitles
Team
Material
Equipment
Smartphone (Android, Nintendo Switch)
Internet connection
Not required to broadcast the artwork
A workshop may accompagny this artwork.

Find out more

Have you ever wanted to see how your phone works? Have you ever opened it and marveled at this treasure trove of technology that fits in the palm of your hand, sleeps under your pillow, and that you touch more than 2,600 times a day? Have you ever wondered how it is made and what resources are needed to make it work? Seven Grams is an augmented reality experience directed by journalist Karim Ben Khelifa  that proposes, in a radically innovative way, to discover the link between your smartphone and the often dramatic conditions in which the rare minerals, needed to make it, are extracted, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

When the world’s most powerful economy, the United States, has been valued at $21 000 billion in 2020, the total value of the mineral resources in the soil of the DRC is estimated at $24 000 billion. How is it then possible that, on the HDI (Human Development Index) ranking, the DRC is only 175th out of 181 countries? For the Congolese people, the DRC’s wealth seems to be a curse, rather than a blessing. For more than 25 years, the Congo has been the scene of one of the deadliest conflicts since World War II, with nearly six million deaths*. Meanwhile, other countries have become rich from the Congo’s wealth, due to the growing demand for minerals essential to the production of phones and other devices that have become part of our daily lives.

Mixing augmented reality and animation sequences, Seven Grams tells you this story, offering you to discover the minerals used in your smartphone and their unique characteristics. Through a poignant and moving story, Seven Grams invites you to go back up the production chain of our smartphones and to apprehend their human cost.

SEVEN GRAMS - TEASER
Seven Grams (©Lucid Realities)
Seven Grams (©Lucid Realities)
Seven Grams (©Lucid Realities)

Credits

Direction
K B
Direction
Karim Ben Khelifa
T H
Animation
TT Hernandez
Development
Novelab
F W
Composition and sound design
Franck Weber
Q N
Other
Quentin Noirfalisse
Production-distribution
Production
Lucid Realities
C J
Production
Chloé Jarry
F
Production
France Télévisions
P
Production
POV SPARK | American Documentary
T
Production
Think-Film
 
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