Release Date: January 6, 2010
Summary: 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 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. (Wynne Films)


Runtime: 79 min
Production: Iskander Films
Genres: Documentary
Country: USA
Languages: English, Arabic
Director Credit
Mai Iskander Director
Writer Credit
Mai Iskander Writer
Producer Credit
Becca Bender Consulting Producer
Claudia Miller Co-Executive Producer
Haydee Cepin Post Production Producer
Heidi Reinberg Consulting Producer
Janine Z. Elgamal Associate Producer: Egypt
John Fry Associate Producer: Wales
Kate Hirson Co-Producer
Mai Iskander Producer
Mira Riad Associate Producer: Egypt
Nancy Elkhatib Associate Producer: Egypt
Silvana Akladios Associate Producer: Egypt
Stephanie Perdomo Associate Producer
Tiffany Schauer Executive Producer
Titi Yu Associate Producer