Robert (readwrite) wrote,
Robert
readwrite

I'm the Garbage Man

I had coffee today with a roommate of mine from years ago, who is from Japan, and she told me about a film she really liked, a documentary about poverty in the Philippines. After a bit of searching, I found its IMDB entry--and what I think is the whole film on youtube.com:

Kami no ko tachi (2002)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397494/

Part 1:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=H0GlA05EtKg

Part 2:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=n6GJgC2ZcKg

Part 3:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=d1LLKHXn7Mc

It's in Japanese without subtitles (I'd love to see someone post a subtitled version), but the images are so strong (especially in part one) that you don't need to understand it all. Incredible footage of garbage pickers and the shantytown they live in. Safe for work, though it does contain some graphic images that might not be for the squeamish. In English it seems to be known as God's Children and it has apparently been shown in this country, but there doesn't seem to be any US DVD.

And a lot of the world lives like this.
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