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Screening: Garbage Dreams (2010, USA, 60 min.)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 6–8:30 pm


Still from Garbage Dreams

Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world’s largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo. It is home to the 60,000 Zaballeen (Arabic for “garbage people”). Far ahead of any modern green initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. When the area is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.

6 pm open seating
6:15 pm screening

Image: courtesy Barry Iverson
Text: courtesy Iskander Films

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