Independent Lens Film Screening: “Garbage Dreams”
January 14, 2010
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. Admission: free; film screening at 7:30 p.m. followed by panel discussion Presented at BMAC through Community Cinema in partnership with Vermont Public Television and Brattleboro Community Television.