- November 12, 2013
My friends are creating a documentary called "Gringos in the Garbage" where they will live along side locals living in an actual garbage dump in Nicaragua.
The purpose of the film is to bring attention to how these people are living and generate money to help develop projects within the community.
In the wake of the 1998 Hurricane Mitch, thousands of people were temporarily located to live on the margins of the city of Chinandega, Nicaragua in what is locally known as the ‘circle of death,’ living between the dump, a cemetery and a sewerage plant. More than two decades have passed and the community of ‘El Limonal’ remains at the dump, and intends to stay.
My friends Jess and Warren will put their health on the line for two weeks, and must scavenge with the locals on mountains of burning rubbish in search of glass, plastic, metal and paper to sell - or else they don't eat.