18 minutes, 2011
Director : Burak TÜRTEN (Turkey)
Production : Erciyes University (Turkey)



“Garbage” is about the wretched life of the men who live off landfills. They collect recyclable waste for resale. They can make 10 Turkish Liras per day but have to give half of that pittance to the owner of the landfill. Public authorities and institutions remain indifferent to this inhuman situation.


Burak TÜRTENwas born in 1990 in Ankara, Turkey. In 2011, he completed his studies at the Communication Faculty of the Radio, Film and Television department at Erciyes University. He has made three short films as director. He worked for two years as a presenter on Kampus TV and as a presenter and editor on a national television channel.