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Tweetable Logline: Mourad, one of Cairo's garbage collectors, will stop at nothing to protect his family and their home.
Elevator Pitch: The film follows Mourad, his wife Um Waleed, and their 11 children as they make their living off of Egypt's trash. Their living situation is constantly threatened by the governments actions, an unstable mountain, religious tensions, and a looming revolution that will change their lives forever. The film tells a story of perseverance, love, and a father's will to protect his family at all costs.
Producer: Lauren McCarthy
About the Production: I have had the rare opportunity to document the lives of this family for nearly 3 years. I have watched their lives change for the better and at times, for the worse. This is a universal story that each and every person that sees it, will connect with. The characters are captivating and the area where they live has to be seen to believe.
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