Mai Iskander

Director | Director of Photography

Mai Iskander

GARBAGE DREAMS

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Mai Iskander

GARBAGE DREAMS

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY


Trailer for Feature Documentary Film

«Moving..hauntingly familiar…Garbage Dreams makes a compelling case that modernization does not always equal progress.» – Al Gore

Festivals: South by Southwest, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

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 home to 60,000 Zaballeen (or Zabbaleen), Arabic for «garbage people» who survive by recycling 80% of the garbage they collect. Face to face with the globalization of their trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.

Website: garbagedreams.com

Awards:
Best Documentary Nominee, Director’s Guild of America
Al Gore Reel Current Award Nashville Film Festival
IDA Humanitas AwardSpecial Jury Award, Dubai Film Festival
Best Documentary, Hollywood Film Festival
Best Documentary, Bermuda International Film Festival
Best Documentary, Lone Star Film Festival
Best Documentary, Vail Film Festival
Best Green, Connecticut Film FestivalWorld Cinema
Best Director, Phoenix Film Festival
World Cinema Audience Award, Phoenix Film Festival
Palm D’or, Mexico International Film Festival
Best Cinematography, Rhode Island International Film Festival
Best Documentary, Landlocked Film Festival
Best Editing, Woodstock Film Festival
Special Jury Award, Montana CINE International Film Festival
Human Spirit Award, Ojai International Film Festival
Silver Star Award, Nevada Film Festival
Special Jury Award, Sebastopol Film Festival
Youth Prize, Sguardi Altrove
Special Mention, Sguardi Altrove
Best Documentary, Ashland Independent Film Festival
Best International Film, Santa Cruz Film Festival
Tornio Provincial Special Award, Cinemambiente
First Prize  Feature Length Film, Eco Films Rodos
Audience Award, Ecocinema
Best Green, Dokufest Kosovo Film Festival

Mai Iskander

GARBAGE DREAMS

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY



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