This short but powerful documentary Recycled Life presents the sad reality of the thousands of people who live and work in the Guatemala City dump. Narrated by Edward James Olmos in English with interviews in Spanish of Guajero dump workers, this film presents the day to day reality of the thousands of people who recycle millions of pounds of trash to eke out a living. The film will most certainly provoke discussion with students and for many serve as the first time they actually see the kind of poverty that motivates immigrants to risk their lives to come to the US. Movie guide contains 17-18 questions in chronological order and a couple of personal opinion/reactions. Guide is in both English and Spanish. Amazing film, it will bring you to tears, while still leaving you with a sense of pride and dignity that these humble people maintain intact despite horrific circumstances.
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