Trash Cemetery

Firas Rebiai  |  Documentary Film  |  2023  |  Tunisia
Trash Cemetery turns its focus to El Attar, a small community on the outskirts of Tunis that, while once known for its fresh air quality, is becoming engulfed by Borj Chakir, Tunisia’s largest landfill. The film follows Ridha Trabelsi, a popular singer in his mid-fifties who was raised in El Attar, as he tries to fight for the community’s survival. Parallel to this political fight, the film lingers on simple moments of joy in the neighborhood: laughter among friends, a football match watched from a corner coffee shop, a business hanging on despite the encroaching garbage.