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MES Film Series presents Mar�na of the Zabbaleen

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"Marína of the Zabbaleen" (Egypt/ U.S. 2008) Directed by Engi Wassef Torch Films (70 minutes) Language: Arabic This award-winning documentary examines the life of Marina, a 7-year-old Egyptian girl living in the Zabbaleen, a garbage-collecting village in Cairo. Here, Coptic Christians from rural Upper Egypt make their living as garbage collectors and recyclers. The locals bundle and resell paper, and raise pigs amidst the rotting refuse. Seven-year-old Marina spends her days playing in the ghetto and dreams of becoming a doctor. Second place winner for "Best Documentary" and "Best Arabic Documentary" at the Dubai International Film Festival, Marína of the Zabbaleen is the first feature film to utilize the greenest available DVD technology. Join us for a reflection on urban poverty, global health crises, and the state of the Egyptian economy! (Language: Arabic)


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