Behind the Scenes

Young Zaballeen men sit in a circle as they learn techniques at their recycling school.

Learn how footage shot by the subjects of GARBAGE DREAMS was integrated into the final product.

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The filmmaker, with headphones on, looks down into her camera’s viewfinder.

Find out how the Maysles brothers influenced Mai Iskander’s filmmaking philosophy.

Learn about the filmmaker >>

An arial shot shows a Zaballeen villager in a headscarf sorting through garbage.

Find out who and what was involved in making the film.

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Photo: Kyrollos, 12 years old, for Kids with Cameras
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