de Mona IRAQI
30 minutes, 2011
Production : OTV Channel / Egypte
According to Egyptian law, dangerous waste material from hospitals must be burnt within the hospital itself, but in reality rubbish collectors steal most of it and recycle the items as new. Often these rubbish collectors are contaminated by the Hepatitis C virus – which is why Egypt has the fastest rate of increase in this virus in the world.
Mona IRAQI is an Egyptian investigative journalist. She began as a reporter for Sudanese television. In 2010 she produced and made her first documentary “Somalia, The Land of Evil Spirits”. “Wolves Plate”, her first investigative film, has won several awards, in particular the ARIJ Award for Investigative Journalism. She works currently for the Egyptian satellite channels (OTV Egypt, Alhayat).