Marína of the Zabbaleen [videorecording]
Torch Films presents a Blue Nile Productions production ; a film by Engi Wassef ; producer [and director], Engi Wassef.
- DVD; Video
- "Enter the extraordinary world of seven-year-old Marína, as she lives in the Muqqattam garbage recycling village in Cairo, Egypt. Her world of simple beauty and big dreams (she aspires to be a doctor) cannot be diminished by the difficulty of her circumstances. An impressionistic portrait of childhood and family, the film also tells the story of the resourceful Zabbaleen, a Coptic Christian community of recyclers whose entrepreneurial waste management system produces the highest recycling rate in the world. ... in May 2009, in reaction to the outbreak of Swine Influenza, the Egyptian government ordered the eradication of the country's pig population. For almost a century, the Zabbaleen had raised pigs to consume the thousands of tons of organic waste generated daily by Cairo's residents. No people has felt the ramifications of the Swine Influenza pandemic more acutely than the Zabbaleen, who were stripped of the crucial foundation of their thorough recycling system"--Container.
- Engi Wassef
- Subjects: Marína Kameel, Om Romani, Kameel Mushir, Yousef Kameel, Romani Kameel, Mina Kameel, Abu Zakaria, Nasser, Mansour, Om Ayman, Krollous, Abouna Samaan.
- Release Date
- Run Time
- 71 min.
- Arabic with English subtitles.
- Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
- Special feature: optional audio commentary (in English).
- Director of photography, Rob Hauer ; editor, Nicholas Martin ; musical score, Michiel Neuman.
- N.Y. :Torch Films,2009.
- Public performance rights secured. NOTE: PPR SCREENINGS OF DVDS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES IN A CLASSROOM OR LIBRARY OR TO A PUBLIC GROUP OF LESS THAN 50 PEOPLE WHEN NO ADMISSION IS CHARGED.
- 1 videodisc (71 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. DVD; NTSC; widescreen (aspect ratio 1.85:1); 5.1 audio; Flex technology.
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