Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Garbage Dreams" featured in 2009 Docuweeks Showcase

See the new film, Garbage Dreams, as a part of the 2009 Docuweeks Showcase. It will play at the IFC Center in New York City from July 31st- August 6th.

Filmed over four years, 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. Face to face with an uncertain future amidst encroaching multinational corporations who seek to "modernize" their trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.

“GARBAGE DREAMS is a moving story of young men searching for ways to eke out a living for their families and facing tough choices as they try to do the right thing for the planet.” -Al Gore




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