• Release Date: Jan 6, 2010
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 75
    In the words of Al Gore, "Garbage Dreams makes a compelling case that modernization does not always equal progress."
  2. An evocative examination of the clash between tradition and modernism in the handling of an age-old problem.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    70
    With new problems come new opportunities, and Garbage Dreams smartly focuses on a younger generation of teenage workers who stand to benefit from the Zaballeen's new focus on education and updated techniques.
  4. Garbage Dreams records the tremblings of a culture at a crossroads.
  5. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    70
    Mai Iskander's stunning documentary-helming debut.
  6. The film isn't easy to watch, but its portrait of perseverance and ecological commitment is enlightening.

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