Garbage Dreams

Sogni d'immondizia
by Mai Iskander Documentary Usa, Egitto/Egypt 2009 79'

Despite being Africa's most populous city (18 million inhabitants), Cairo has no municipal garbage collection service. Instead, the daily load of about 3 tons is collected by the Zaballeen, who live in the garbage dumps on the city outskirts and make their livelihood with recycling. When Mai Iskander encountered this world in 2005, she started to film children from the Zaballeen community, documenting their daily routines, their dreams and hopes, with a view to describe the increasingly critical issue of garbage disposal.<%YOUTUBE=lVlBprBRJ00%>

Director:

Mai Iskander

Country:

Usa, Egitto/Egypt

Film submission

23° Festival

CINEMAMBIENTE

29 May - 03 June 2020
TORINO

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