Cairo's Zaballeen—Arabic for "garbage people"—recycle nearly all the trash they collect, maintaining what could be the world's most efficient waste disposal system. Foreign competition is threatening this community of ecologically minded trash entrepreneurs, which has a lot it could teach the rest of the world about waste management.
Produced and directed by Mai Iskander.
Learn more about the full-length documentary "Garbage Dreams."
Originally featured in the ViewChange Online Film Contest.