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Cairo garbage

Mikala Krogh, Denmark, 2009

58 min., DK/Documentary

Once upon a time there was a city that was neat and tidy, and which was home to only 12 million people. Today, however, Cairo has a population estimated at 20 million. Garbage is piling up in the streets and the piles are growing. Everyone in Cairo has his or her views on garbage but nobody knows what to do about it. Italian garbage disposal operators are brought in to tackle the city's waste problems and to teach the city dwellers rational garbage habits. »Cairo Garbage« is a portrait of the city community seen through its garbage.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Cairo skrald
Other titles CITIES ON SPEED, CITIES ON SPEED - Cairo skrald, Kairo skrald, Cairo garbage
Keywords Byplanlægning, Storbyer, Megacities, Urbanisering, Ægypten, Cairo
Director Mikala Krogh
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Sherief Elkatsha
Production country Denmark
Production companies Nimbus Film, Danish Documentary Production
International sale DR International Sales / DR Byen / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / 0999 København C / t +45 3520 3040 / f +45 3520 3969 / drsales@dr.dk / www.drsales.dk
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info color, Sound
TV release 31.08.2010, DR 2
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all


Direction Mikala Krogh
Interpreter Laila Muhareb
Translator Haitham Hamid
Translator Vibe Ambo Nielsen
Translator Ala'a El-Beltagi
Consultant Max Kestner


Speaker comments Steffen Kretz


Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Research Laila Mulhareb
Post-producton coordinator Søren Green
Production assistant Cecilie Anna Christiansen
Production assistant Kristina Pedersen
Production assistant Jakob Langkjær


Cinematographer Sherief Elkatsha


Stills Lara Baladi


Editor Theis Schmidt
B-editor Marion Tuor
Assistant editor Peter Wagner Lassen
Assistant editor Daniel Alban Petersen
Assistant editor Jakob Dueholm


Composer Joachim Holbek
Conductor Adam Klemens


Sound design Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen

Visual effects

Grading Anders Vadgaard Christensen
Grading supervisor Adam Philp


Animation Jacob Thorbek
Effect animation Rasmus Cold


Voiceover Rune Schjøtt


Production companies Nimbus Film, Danish Documentary Production
Co-producer NHK, Sundance Channel
With support from SVT, Danida, Undervisningsministeriet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, ERR, Al-Jazeera, Yes - DBS, Dreyers Fond
In colaboration with DR, Det Danske Filminstitut

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Guangzhou Documentary Film Festival 2010-12-06
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2010-09-30
cologne conference international film and television festival 2010-09-26
Dokufest Prizren 2010-07-31
Melbourne Film Festival 2010-07-23
Istanbul Documentary Days 2010-06-22
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2010-05-08
Göteborg International Film Festival 2010-01-29
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