Garbage Dreams

13, December 2009

GARBAGE DREAMS by Mai Iskander:

garbage dreams poster 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 a multi-national corporation threatens 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 will be screened on January 14, 2010 in the Lee Auditorium. See for more details. Panel discussion to follow with representatives from Focus St. Louis, International Institute and Washington University. Watch the Preview:

Watch a Q&A with director Mai Iskander and one of the stars in the film, Adham, who came from Cairo, Egypt: