Watch RECYCLE Tonight on Independent Lens

Posted on March 31, 2009
Ride shotgun with ex-Mujahideen fighter Abu Amar and his son through the chaotic streets of Zarqa, Jordan –– a hotbed of political extremism and birthplace of the infamous al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Follow Amar’s daily life as he scours the streets to earn a meager living collecting cardboard to recycle and struggles with his faith and the social realities of life in the Middle East. "Its deceptively ordinary premise hardly prepares you for the absorbing experience that follows, one that takes you into Abu Ammar’s world so deeply that it almost becomes claustrophobic and offers some insight into how the unthinkable becomes plausible," Kansas City Star Check out the clip below: RECYCLE premieres tonight at 10:00 PM on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings).

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