This has to be one of the most memorable documentary I’ve ever seen. I’m glad to have seen it because the Payatas Recyclers had been censored from the mainstream media. The VBS camera crews aren’t allowed to film inside the site but they risk their lives to show us the real deal. This isn’t your ordinary fuzzy internet video. Instead this video comes with a better resolution and with stereo sound. There is also a use of strong language in the video, something new to me. The strong languages actually adds to the documentary’s vitality.
Click the links below to watch.
Here’s a quote from the description. “The Payatas (in the Philippines) is a labyrinthine endless garbage sifting. And it’s not just people wandering in the back alleys looking for beer bottles, but rather well-organized armies of scavengers attacking truckload after truckload in shifts.”
Makes you not want to put awful stuffs in your trash; like broken glass, checmicals or any biohazards.
According to the video, the local government removes all the aluminums and plastics before they dump them at the dump site? That is awful.
According to the video, the Chinese are controlling the prices. So, the Chinese is trying to take advantage of their hard work? Talking about how it feels like to be eaten alive. This is not good.
Australian Village School in the documentary.
I have little opinion on where people choose to work but what I have to say is that if they are cool (the Payatas citizens) then I’m cool with it. If there are no long term health problems, then go for it. The family being interviewed has ten children — I don’t know if I can do that for myself, wow…. but God bless ’em.
Text edited 4-07-08