The Dandora dump site in Nairobi, one of the largest in Africa, is a hotspot for crime and corruption. Local gangs terrorize garbage collectors, while secret cartels compete for lucrative state contracts, bribing officials to win them. Meanwhile, scandals rock the highest levels of city hall.
At the heart of this story is Richie, a 12-year-old boy and his family’s main breadwinner. Despite the danger, he collects garbage at the site every day. Threats and beatings are not infrequent, but he has no choice. This film takes viewers on a journey inside the dump site, where dangers and corruption lurk around every corner. It’s a harrowing but important look at the human and environmental cost of greed and corruption.