We are the garbage collectors. Always blessed.

Posted on April 27, 2010

Garbage Dreams records the tremblings of a culture at a crossroads... the film digs into the politics of a life that few would choose but many depend on.  -The New York Times

Welcome to the world's largest garbage village located on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The Zaballeen (Arabic for "garbage people") recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect -- far more than other recycling initiatives. But now multinational corporations threaten their livelihood. Follow three teenage boys, born into the business, who are forced to make choices that will impact the survival of their community. Garbage Dreams premieres tonight, Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 on Independent Lens on PBS (check local listings). Recycling is not just good for the environment -- it's also sound economic practice. Take on the role of the Zaballeen and turn trash into cash by playing the Garbage Dreams interactive recycling game.


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