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Garbage Dreams [Raised in the Trash Trade]

Iskander, Mai.; Hirson, Kate.
Online; Online Video; Video
Documentary Films
"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"--
Iskander, Mai.
Hirson, Kate.
Iskander Films, Inc.
[distributed by] Cinema Guild
in co-production with Motiveart ; in association with Chicken & Egg Pictures.
Film supported by a grant from the Sundance Documentary Film Program.
Producer, director, cinematographer, Mai Iskander ; co-producer and editor, Kate Hirson ; co-editor, Jessica Reynolds ; original music, Raz Mesinai ; executive producer, Tiffany Schauer ; co-executive producer, Claudia Miller ;
In Arabic with English subtitles; some English spoken.
Winner, Al Gore Reel Current Award, Nashville Film Festival, 2009; Winner, Montana Cine International Film Festival, 2009; Winner, Bermuda International Film Festival, 2009; Winner, Mexico International Film Festival, 2009; Winner, Vail Film Festival, 2009; Official Selection, SXSW, 2009; Official Selection, Amsterdam Documentary Film Festival, 2009.
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