Monday, January 3, 2011

Free Screening of Garbage Dreams - Tonight!

From UC Sustainability:

Following the Student Sustainability Coalition meeting in the Catskeller at 6PM tonight, the SSC is hosting a free screening of the film Garbage Dreams in TUC Cinema.

Garbage Dreams follows three teenage boys born into the trash trade and growing up in the world's largest garbage village, on the outskirts of Cairo. It is the home to 60,000 Zaballeen, which is Arabic for "garbage people." Far ahead of any modern "Green" initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.

The film has won several awards, including the 2009 REEL Current Award given by Al Gore for outstanding insight into a contemporary global issue.

For more details, check out the Facebook Event!

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