Great news!! Educating Tomorrow has made arrangement with the director of Garbage Dreams to make available FREE tickets for students to see the film on GARBAGE DREAMS Screening at the IFC Center Logo
We hope that the director will be able to join us at this screening for a Q & A. Also, we are working with them develop curriculum for teachers, so we'd be very interested to hear your feedback and ideas for classroom use of the film, so if you are able to attend any of the screening, please email your thoughts to email@example.com.
"GARBAGE DREAMS" TO BE FEATURED IN THE 2009 DOCUWEEKS SHOWCASE.
DOCUWEEKS provides the theatrical runs that qualify documentaries for Oscar consideration.
GARBAGE DREAMS will play at the IFC Center in New York City from July 31st - August 6th
"GARBAGE DREAMS is a moving story of young men searching for ways to eke out a living for their families and facing tough choices as they try to do the right thing for the planet. Mai Iskander guides us into a 'garbage village,' a place so different from our own, and yet the choices they face there are so hauntingly familiar.
Ultimately, GARBAGE DREAMS makes a compelling case that modernization does not always equal progress." -- AL GORE
"GARBAGE DREAMS" DOCUWEEKS SCREENINGS AND LOCATIONS
NY: IFC CENTER
Fri, July 31th - 1:55 PM & 7:35 PM
Sat, Aug 1st - 3:30 PM & 9:40 PM
Sun, Aug 2nd - 12:00 PM & 5:10 PM
Mon, Aug 3rd - 1:55 PM & 7:35 PM
Tue, Aug 4th - 3:30 PM & 9:40 PM
Wed, Aug 5th - 12:00 PM & 5:10 PM
Thu, Aug 6th - 12:00 PM & 5:10 PM
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 the home to 60,000 Zaballeen, Arabic for "garbage people." Far ahead of any modern "Green" initiatives, the Zaballeen survive by recycling 80 percent of the garbage they collect. When their community is suddenly faced with the globalization of its trade, each of the teenage boys is forced to make choices that will impact his future and the survival of his community.
To view press or download press kit go to www.garbagedreams.com
Please check out the video Mitchel Porcelen, a Special Education Teacher from MS 51 in Brooklyn made with his students at the end of the school year. The focus is on climate change, air quality, and pollution reduction. The more hits they get, the more funding they get for the next project. Please also pass along the link to interested people. http://www.streetfilms.org/archives/less-cars-better-air-nyc/