The Charleston County Public Library will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary film, Garbage Dreams, on Thurs. Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. The documentary is about Egypt’s Zaballeen (Arabic for “garbage people”), a group that collects trash for a minimal fee and recycles 80 percent of it. The film focuses on how three teenage Zaballeen boys face the globalization of their livelihood when a multi-national corporation threatens to take over the garbage collection services of the community. The film was voted the Best Documentary of 2009 at the Hollywood Film Festival, Lone Star Film Festival, and Bermuda International Film Festival. It’s also the recipient of the Al Gore REEL Current Award, which is given out annually to a film that shows insight into a contemporary global issue. The main branch is located on 68 Calhoun Street. For more information, check out and