Season 11, Episode 22 Garbage Dreams
First Aired: April 27, 2010
"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.
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- Premiered: August 9, 1999
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)