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Independent Lens Episode: "Garbage Dreams"

Season 11, Episode 22
Episode Synopsis: "Garbage Dreams" presents a fascinating slice of life from Cairo: the Zaballeen, a Coptic Christian community that collects trash and recycles 80 percent of it. The doc focuses on two young men, one who's in the trade and another who can't keep a job, and a social worker who's attempting to help her people modernize in the face of tough times. For the first time, the government has contracted for waste disposal---but with foreign companies that recycle far less than the Zaballeen.
Original Air Date: Apr 27, 2010

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