Tripoli has long been associated with poverty, corruption and 20 miles away from Syria’s border, recurrent outbursts of armed sectarian violence between the neighbourhoods of Bab el-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

As tensions ease, the northern city is now, like in most parts of Lebanon, being threatened by a looming ecological disaster, as a 35 meter-high pile of waste, estimated to store 600 tons of unsorted waste per day is building up over the coast.

This 25 minutes film, produced and filmed by Alice, will follow the lives of a group of women tackling the waste crisis hands on. Giving a personal and intimate insight into their lives and recycling efforts, the film will explore the power of grassroots projects to effect change. Living in some of the most impoverished neighbourhoods, the women’s determination is infectious and inspiring. 

Produced with the support of the One World Media 2017 Production Grant

Expected release: October 2017