As a result, the foreign waste companies started to contract some Zaballeen , allowing them access to the garbage in return for their garbage collections service. They all live off of the 15, tons of garbage produced by Cairo’s Its a story of survival and a universal tale of a man who would stop at nothing to save his family and the home they shared. His perseverance and attitude toward the survival of his family touched us very deeply. This page was last edited on 17 January , at Block after block of rubbish accumulates in every direction, on every rooftop, and along every street corner. Learn more about accountability.
The more we raise, the more resources we will have to make the best impact we can with this film. Estimated delivery Jun Support Select this reward. Check out the FAQ. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The massive obstacles put forth by their government, religious tensions, and a looming revolution that will change their lives forever. Thank you all so much for all of your support!
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Zabaleen Film Portrays Cairo’s Garbage City People
She dreams of becoming a doctor. Even though they lived in the smallest, most rundown house in the area, they were rich with more passion and love than anyone we had met.
Each day, the Zaballeen collect more than 4, tons of garbage and bring it for processing in their village, where plastic granulators, cloth-grinders, and paper and cardboard compactors hum constantly.
Mourad opened up about everything from marriage to the impending doom of the zabaleen living in Manshayet Nasser. Get Green Prophet by email. Kickstarter is not a store. Moqattam is a toxic shantytown where mountains of trash stand in filthy contrast to the nearby Great Pyramids. As a result, the foreign waste companies started to contract some Zaballeenallowing them access to the garbage in return for their garbage collections service.
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Understanding garbage city Garbage City is a relatively well-known phenomenon in the world, but it richly needs greater exposure. Filmmaker Mai Iskander provided this update on the plight of zaballeen Zaballeen since filming ended:.
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Laila, a community activist who also teaches the boys at their neighborhood Recycling School, guides the boys as they transition into adulthood at a time when the Zaballeen community is at a crossroads.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The Film You must have flash 8 or above to view video. The film follows Mourad and his family as they struggle to survive in their home. Funding period Oct 14, – Nov 23, 40 days. The film piqued the interest of many movie goers with its poignant tagline, “Garbage and God are the only options: Manshayet Nasser is home to about 70, people.
The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival with sold-out screenings.
After 2 and a half years of filming, a story of perseverance in the face of the most intense adversity shone documehtary. Notify me of new posts by email. The film is set in the Moqattam village, on the outskirts of Cairo, where Coptic Christians from rural Upper Egypt make their living as garbage collectors and recyclers.
We have launched this Kickstarter campaign in order to raise money to complete the film.
vocumentary Through arranged interviews and chance meetings, we stumbled upon Mourad and fklm family. Instead of patronizing or misunderstanding them, the stylized documentary portrays in documenttary more compassionate light the increasingly vulnerable Coptic Christians without whom Egyptians would be swimming in their own waste. This is a story of patience, love, and resilience. Activist Laila sighs with despair: Block after block of rubbish accumulates in every direction, on every rooftop, and along every street corner.
What are we suppose to do now? After doing countless hours of research on the area, they decided to go and begin filming the stories of the people who inhabit Manshayet Nasser.
The more we raise, the more resources we will have to make the best impact we can with this film. With a population of 18 million, Cairo — the largest city in the Middle East and Africa — has no sanitation service. Wassef was granted an unprecedented degree access to the normally very isolated and secretive city, filming everything from its trash-strewn streets to its immaculate churches that have been pridefully carved documentsry the surrounding sacred mountains by the locals.