Circular Cellular revolves around the idea that our current method of manufacturing is outdated. The model of make-use-dispose is increasingly irrelevant as problems of waste and resource procurement and scarcity rear their ugly heads. But are there any alternatives? At the centre of Circular Cellular, and the inspiration behind the film’s name, is Fairphone, an ethical cell phone manufacturer in the Netherlands. They are offered as an example of how to do things a little differently, from ensuring safe working conditions for factory workers to sourcing minerals from conflict-free mines to designing with repairability in mind.
Made in partnership with Dell Inc., FDF Production, Adrian Grenier and directed by Ed Scott-Clarke, the film takes us on a fast-paced, highly stylised, journey through the concept of the Circular Economy.