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POLLUTING PARADISE: GARBAGE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

This compelling tale of bureaucratic arrogance and false promises is an account of environmental devastation inflicted on the once-lovely seaside town of Çamburnu, Turkey. The issue is personal to acclaimed director Fatih Akin, whose father’s family hails from the town, which in 2007 became the site of a massive garbage landfill that polluted the soil, turned water black, filled the air with an overpowering stench and triggered a general exodus of the population. In Turkish with English subtitles. Written and directed by Fatih Akin.

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