In Managua, Nicaragua, 1500 people live their lives inside a huge landfill called “La Chureca” (The Scavenging Place). Adults and children sift through piles of flaming trash looking for anything they can eat, fix, or recycle.
In “Dia De Luz” (Day Of Light), director Matt Katsolis and musician Braddigan, working with non-profit anti-poverty group Love, Light, & Melody, chronicle one full day in La Chureca and show us how hope can grow in the darkest of places.
This film is important for two big reasons: we need to acknowledge that places like this exist so we can hopefully work to stop it, and we need to absorb that if these people, in a place so devoid, can celebrate and find joy in their lives then the rest of us have no reason to not do the same.
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