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Dusty Bin Dreams


Eriss Khajira (1987) grew up on the largest dumpsite of East Africa: the Dandora dumpsite. Thousands of people live on and around this dumpsite, scavenging through the waste of Nairobi’s residents. Khajira goes back to the place of her youth and she portrays five dumpsite inhabitants. Among them are her good friend Textbook who is soon to be a father, handyman Goko who wants to organise the Dusty Bin and rapper Mavoke who is working on his musical breakthrough. The result is a touching and shocking documentary that shows the strengths, the sorrows and the dreams of Khajira's slum neighbours. 'Dusty Bin Dreams' tells the story of African poverty from the inside: a story of hope, friendship, despair and betrayal.

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Directors: Eriss Khajira, Anne van Campenhout
Writers: Eriss Khajira, Anne van Campenhout
Producers: Kennedy Odhiambo (Nairobi Community Media House), Herma van Boven (Evangelische Omroep)
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Screenings / Awards: 


September 17th 2014 on Dutch National Television


May 4th 2015 in Alliance Franciase Nairobi, Kenya 



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Student project: No
Completion date: 2014-09-01
Shooting format: Digital
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Film color: Color
First-time filmmaker: Yes

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