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Independent Lens Episode: "Recycle"

Season 10, Episode 17
Episode Synopsis: "Recycle" explores the Jordanian city of Zarqa, considered a hotbed of Islamic extremism, through the eyes of fortysomething Abu Ammar, a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet War who struggles to support his two wives and eight children by selling discarded cardboard to a recycling plant. Shot over 2 1/2 years, the documentary tracks his falling fortunes; and also sheds light on Zarqa's most infamous son, the notorious terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (who was killed by U.S. forces in 2005).
Original Air Date: Mar 31, 2009

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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