Scrap Metal Men


In the Life: Scrap Metal Men is the first major documentary production by Alex Wondergem and Adu Lalouschek. Both filmmakers are of mixed Ghanaian heritage and Alex has spent the majority of his life living in Accra, Ghana. They met whilst studying for their respective B.A’s in Film & Television at the London College of Communication (University of The Arts London).

In the Life: Scrap Metal Men is a twelve-and-a-half minute documentary set in Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. This location is the site of the world’s largest e-waste dump, and we as an audience navigate this landscape by following the daily life of two scrap metal men, Chief and Life Owner. As we watch both men navigate their daily rituals of trading and selling metal through the terrain of the city; which alternates between the red-brown dust of the ground and the congested traffic of the roads. This documentary hopes to shed light on narratives that are often obscured and allows the subjects to be visible in way that has not been seen or done before.