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We are the Zaballeen
Director: Mai Iskander
Producer: Mai Iskander
Winner of the Sustainability Award
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â€œIf there werenâ€™t any garbage collectors, Cairo wouldnâ€™t be clean,â€ says a teenager named Adham at the opening of We are the Zaballeen. He is one of 60,000 Zaballeen; entrepreneurial garbage collectors who collect and recycle one-third of Cairoâ€™s waste â€” over 3,000 tons a day. But the Zaballeen finds themselves at a crossroads when the city they keep clean hire foreign multinational disposal companies to collect Cairoâ€™s garbage. We are the Zaballeen follows the Zaballeenâ€™s novel efforts to evolve their trade as Egypt modernizes their garbage disposal system and accompanies them on their journey into the modern world where change is inevitable and necessary.
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