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Egyptian Contemporary Film Series - Garbage Dreams

SFS Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Washington, DC

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Egyptian Contemporary Film Series


Garbage Dreams


“Garbage Dreams” (2009) is a full feature documentary from director and producer Mai Iskander which follows three young men who live and work in El-Zabbaleen, one of the largest garbage villages on the outskirts of Cairo. Faced with the challenges of strife, worsening living conditions, natural disasters, social stigma, and globalization, the young men’s struggle is one of survival. The film has won over twenty international awards. 

The "Egyptian Contemporary Film Series" is a weekly film series taking place during the Spring 2014 semester at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS). The series will showcase some of the landmark and controversial productions from Egypt since 2000. During this period, Egyptian cinema, the most established and productive film industry in the Arab world, underwent a significant transformation due to factors including privatization, the rise of a new generation of filmmakers, and a burgeoning independent film collective, all of which contributed to an increasingly dynamic cinema. 

Each film will be followed by a brief discussion moderated by Dr. Adel Iskandar.


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Intercultural Center 241, CCAS Boardroom
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)


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