Garbage Dreams

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Garbage Dreams

  • 2009
  • Directed By: Mai Iskander
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 83 Minutes
  1. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Garbage Dreams
The IU Office of Sustainability presents this award-winning documentary that follows the journey of three teenage boys, born into the world’s largest “garbage village.” Here, the Zaballeen or “garbage people” make their living by recycling an impressive 80 percent of trash they collect from the city of Cairo. Enter multi-national corporations to the waste-management system, and we see a unique exploration of how globalization affects this community.


This screening is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Themester 2015, the Indiana University Office of Sustainability, the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society, the Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, and the Student Sustainability Council. (Digital Presentation) women's philanthropy