Good Garbage


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Film Info
Release Year:2012
Runtime:91 min.
Production Country:Israel
Original Language:Arabic
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Cast/Crew Info
Director:Shosh Shlam
Ada Ushpiz
Produced by:Shoch Shlam
Ada Ushpiz
Screenwriter:Shosh Shlam
Ada Ushpiz
Cinematography:Danor Glazer
Editing By:Bracha Zisman Cohen
Music By:Ran Bagno


Each day, garbage trucks take loads of trash from neighboring Israeli settlements to the landfill on Mount Hebron, where groups of Palestinian men and boys pick through it in search of scrap metal and other recyclables. Two hundred families in the Palestinian village of Yatta unite in this daily struggle to survive off of their neighbors’ garbage. Avoiding an overtly political message in favor of intimate character study, this documentary charts the cycle of poverty brought on by the occupation, and shows the humanity of those who toil against it in hopes of a brighter future. In Person: Director Shosh Shlam.

North American Premiere