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  • Independent Lens

Independent Lens | GARBAGE DREAMS | Film Clip #3 | PBS

Duration: 01:23
Program: Independent Lens #1122
Broadcast Date: Apr. 27, 2010

"This is going to go to a landfill. This is going to a hole in the earth."

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.

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Post Date: April 26, 2010