Most of the world’s reserves of cobalt, the mineral we need for electric car batteries, is found in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Cost of Cobalt, a Studio 9 Films production created with support from the Pulitzer Center, shows how the mining process may be poisoning the environment and causing dire health consequences for the population. Join us on Thursday, April 22 at 3:30pm EDT for a discussion of the film with executive producer Fiona Lloyd-Davies and director Robert Flummerfelt.
Cobalt may be part of the global solution to climate change. In The Cost of Cobalt, filmmakers ask: Is it right that the next generation pay the price for clean energy with their health?
The Cost of Cobalt is available to stream beginning March 31 on Al Jazeera English.