Garbage Dreams

Garbage Dreams

Directed by: Mai Iskander

Wednesday, January 6 - Thursday, February 11, 2010

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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 the home to 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 their community 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.

NR, 79 Minutes
A Wynne Films Release, USA, 2009


"Moving… hauntingly familiar… GARBAGE DREAMS makes a compelling case that modernization does not always equal progress."
- Al Gore,


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