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Film Screening: Garbage Dreams
Author: Middle East Studies Center
Posted: March 16, 2013

Hosting organization: Middle East Studies Center @ PSU

When: March 16, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union, rm 327, 1825 SW Broadway

Description: Filmed over four years, Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys – Adham, a bright precocious 17-year-old; Osama, a charming impish 16-year-old; Nabil, a shy artistic 18-year-old – born into the trash trade and growing up in the world’s largest garbage village, a ghetto located on the outskirts of Cairo. It is a world folded onto itself, an impenetrable labyrinth of narrow roadways camouflaged by trash; it is home to 60,000 Zaballeen (or Zabbaleen), Egypt’s “garbage people.”

Directed by Mai Iskander

Free & open to the public

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