David Fedele David Fedele

David Fedele is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker, photographer and writer from Australia.

David generally works alone as a one-man filmmaker - directing, producing, shooting and editing his own work. He is mainly interested in exploring cultural, humanitarian and social justice issues.

In 2011 David spent 3 months in the remote island of Papua New Guinea, documenting illegal logging, and the impact this is having on local indigenous communities and the environment. The resulting film BIKPELA BAGARAP (Big Damage) 43mins is currently screening at numerous film festivals around the world, and has been broadcast on television in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

At the start of 2012 David spent three months in Ghana, West Africa, exploring unregulated electronic waste (e-waste) recylcling at Agbogbloshie, the largest electronic dumpsite in Africa. Only recently completed, the resulting film E-WASTELAND is currently screening at numerous International film festivals and has been screened at a European Union conference for environmental law, as well as ICT summits in Africa.

David finds documentary filmmaking and photography as a way to combine his natural ability of story-telling, with his love of travel and exploring different cultures, having travelled extensively throughout Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America.

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West Papuan Refugees
Vanimo, Papua New Guinea
By David Fedele
16 Feb 2011

For nearly 50 years, the people of West Papua have suffered under brutal Indonesian colonial rule and it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of civilians have lost their lives in Indonesian military operations.

Thousands have fled across the border into neighbouring Papua New Guinea to seek sanctuary.

This footage was taken on Wednesday 16th February, 2011, in the jungle near Vanimo, Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea - less than 50km from the West Papuan/Indonesian border.

It shows West Papuan refugees returning to their village for the first time since it was burnt three weeks earlier by special operation "Sunset Merona", led by Papua New Guinea Police and Defence Force.

The men came out of hiding in the bush to talk to me, and the women were able to leave for only a couple of hours where they were being held, as they told their captors they were looking for food from the garden. After I left, the men went back into the bush to hide, and the women returned to where they were being held.

Now two years later, my understanding is that many of these refugees are still unable to return to their village, and remain hiding in the jungle, on the run from special operation Sunset Merona.

This footage is clear evidence of contravention of the UN Charter for Refugees by Papua New Guinea, and also raises major questions about the legality of special operation Sunset Merona, and the alleged involvement of the Indonesian Government in pressuring the Papua New Guinea authorities to undertake these raids.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.

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E-WASTELAND (AGBOGBLOSHIE - Accra, Gh...
Accra, Ghana
By David Fedele
01 Mar 2012

AGBOGBLOSHIE (Accra, Ghana) - a dumping ground for a significant amount of the world's electronic waste (e-waste)

Almost 50 million tonnes of e-waste are generated worldwide every year. A large volume of second-hand and condemned electronic goods arrive in developing countries from the “developed” world, with a significant quantity arriving as e-waste, exported illegally as second hand goods.