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Kick off April with Garbage Dreams…No Foolin!

March 30, 2010

What better way to get your April Earth Day festivities in motion than with the April 1 installment of SECCA & Krankies Art Grind Film Series featuring Garbage Dreams. The film follows 3 boys who grew up in the trash trade surrounding Cairo. Known as the “Zaballeen” (Arabic for “Garbage People”) the boys are part of a culture that re-uses or recycles 80% of the trash produced in Cairo, one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world! To put that in perspective, the US averages about 32% for our cities and towns. The “Zaballeen” have been doing this, unpaid, for generations as a way of life–well ahead of the modern “Green” movement. However, the Cairo government has been considering modernizing the industry and outsourcing this service to an international organization, pushing the 3 boys to consider their futures in a globalized society.

This is an amazing movie and a truly moving story! It has earned more film festival awards than you can shake a stick at and is definitely worth checking out. And to sweeten the deal even further, we will be screening the RiverRun Film Festival promotional trailer before the film.

So join us on Thursday, April 1 at 7 pm for this FREE screening. It will be held at Krankies located at 211 East Third Street, Winston-Salem, NC.

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