Garbage Dreams projection Monday 6 February 2012

Tonight an interesting film Garbage Dreams.

When: Mon, February 2nd 2012. 6:30–8:30 pm
Where: Building 32 Room 123. MIT. Cambridge. MA
Organized by: International Development Initiative, IDEAS Global Challenge, Global Poverty Initiative

Do not miss it.

Garbage Dreams follows 3 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% of the garbage they collect. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.

As an extra an a kind of introduction we rescue a video we made by Basurama about the Zabaleen (last year in El Cairo):

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There is also an interesting story we found once regarding Spanish corporations and waste in El Cairo (in Spanish).

More info in New York Times Belatedly, Egypt Spots Flaws in Wiping Out Pigs


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