Garbage Dreams (2009)
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Who knew that people could love their garbage so much that they grow angry when it is taken from them?
The film isn't easy to watch, but its portrait of perseverance and ecological commitment is enlightening.
Expertly weaving personal fears, family tensions and political action (the zabbaleen donâ(TM)t whine; they strive to modernize), Garbage Dreams records the tremblings of a culture at a crossroads.
The film's most amazing character is the fantastic garbage town of Mokattam itself, with its winding alleyways piled high with trash, its buildings half exposed, riddled with crevices stuffed with bags of refuse.
Timely documentary sheds new light on the age-old practice of recycling.
Audience Reviews for Garbage Dreams
Absolutely fascinating story on how a "recycling" system came about in Cairo out of poverty. Essentially the poor recycled so that they could get a few pennies to make it through their daily lives. Incredible.
Full of life and hope This film should be seen by the Y generation who are into themselves and obsessed with anything for show that scream "Look at me!"
Instead of a series of interviews describing the Garbage collection process in Cairo, Mai Iskander takes us on a 4-year journey with 3 teenagers through their Garbage world. This film is not only extremely compelling in terms of content with a strong environmental message, but also its characters will steal your heart! Beautiful, simply beautiful.
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