On the first day of a six day theatre course, we played with some recycling and began to create…
Hope, a young girl, searches for plastic and metal so she may earn money to survive.
The Mon tribe have been forced from their rubbish dump because of contamination, and need to share the site.
Their uncertain future brings confrontation between the tribes.
They share the spiritual stories of their tribes.
Through a shared tragedy, comes unity and hope for something better.
Watch some highlights from the show and other 2015 Summer Courses.
Over one thousand children struggle to survive on the notorious Stung Meanchey municipal rubbish dump situated on the outskirts of Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh. Working 14 hours a day, scavenging plastic, glass, metal children put themselves at incredible health and safety risk and earn around 15p a day – barely a penny an hour. Their health frequently suffers from the rubbish dump fires. These children are exploited and abused in the extreme – the victims of dire poverty. By any measurement, Cambodia’s ‘Rubbish Dump Children’ rank as some of the most vulnerable and needy children on earth. We wanted to create a story about these children and how they are situated within our world.