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THE COST OF COBALT

A STUDIO 9 FILMS PRODUCTION FOR 
AL JAZEERA PEOPLE AND POWER 
SUPPORTED BY THE PULITZER CENTER ON CRISIS REPORTING

Is the West’s growing appetite for cobalt, a metal vital for electric cars, causing birth defects in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

 

The film was a finalist in the Reportage Medium category at the 2021 DIG Awards and an official selection at the Global Health Film festival. Watch it on Al Jazeera here.

Executive Producer/ Edit Producer: Fiona Lloyd-Davies

Director/ Cinematographer: Robert Flummerfelt 

Field Producer: Jack Kahorha 

Fixer/ translator: Benjamin Kubako Mukendi  

Second drone operator: Vince Kaleta 

Head of Production: Bella Barr 

Production co-ordinator: Natasha Branson 

Picture editor: Damian Leask 

Online editor: Boyd Nagle 

Dubbing Mixer: Peregrine Andrews  

Composer: Billy Jupp 

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