by Zehra Yiğit , Turkey

The film focuses on undocumented male Afghan migrants living in illegal housing (gecekondu) in Antalya,Turkey’s holiday paradise.The characters are aged between 15 to 25 years and are all working on recycling paper and plastics.While cleaning the city and participating in the recycling of waste,they themselves are seen as the “waste” of the paradise.They try to save money from recycling and send some to Afghanistan,where their families live.Meanwhile, they live as a family at the suburbs of the city.They gather at home,eating together and sometimes playing cricket at the weekends.

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