Garbage Dreams

Synopsis
An award-winning documentary that brings to life the humanity and dignity of Cairo’s garbage collector class (Al Zabaleen), highlighting the foresight and value in their work, and their incredible illuminated entrepreneurial spirit. It shows that recycling is not just a contemporary phenomenon linked to relatively recent concerns over global warming. Mai Iskander guides us into a ‘garbage village,' a place so different from our own, and yet the choices they face there are so hauntingly familiar.
Language
Arabic (Arabic with English subtitles)
Country
Egypt
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Anthropology; Environmental science; Geography
Keywords
Cairo; recycling; rubbish; social geography

Credits

Director
Mai Iskander

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
83 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

Zenith Online Store

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