Días de cartón

Verónica Souto, Justo Daract, Pablo Robledo. 2003. Argentina. vo Spanish. 51’

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The 'Cartoneros', an army of the shadows - more than 100,000 strong -who assemble each night to scavenge the city's street and rubbish dumps for cardboard to sell for a pittance. These people commute to their place of work like foraging animals, herding themselves onto the 'White Train' which rattles through the suburbs of Buenos Aires in the battered shells of carriages devoid of doors, windows, seating or lights.