Region Latin America
March 26, 2013
“Chronicle of a Fight for Inclusion: The December 2012 garbage crisis of Bogotá” (now with English subtitles) shows organized waste pickers promptly taking actions to reduce the impact of the garbage crisis in Bogota and giving an account of the series of unfortunate events and bad decisions that led to it, and of their struggles and victories throughout time to secure their rights and livelihoods (including the Constitutional Court’s ruling granting them the right to tender for public bids and to be remunerated for their services). In doing so, they demonstrate their capacity to provide efficient and quality services to the city’s waste management system. “Downtown Bogota has not been this clean in 20 years” said Silvio Ruiz, a long-time waste picker and movement leader.