There is a dump in Guatemala that is the economic resource for low income people.
For many years on a daily basis, the natives would visit their dump to find food and clothing for their families. Despite their horrible living conditions, “Recycled Life” reveals raw dignity of the people During an interview and without being self conscious, a mother breast feeds her baby on camera. Despite the dismal lifestyle of people, “Recycle Lives” presents life affirming values under sunny skies.
That is, until children become injured.
When an accidental fire burns a part of the dump and the grounds before becomes dangerous, government regulations take effect. The natives do not understand why their source of food and shelter is being condemned and they must cope with a new way of life..It is predicted that within 2 years, the trash dump will meet capacity and 4000 people will be displaced.
Narrated by Edward James Olmos, this thirty eight minute documentary begs for a sequel screening at the 23 Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.