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My Neighbourhood: The Zabbaleen Rubbish Collectors of Cairo

A performance by Christian Stejskal: This show is a colourful personal journey from my birth city of Vienna to Ethiopia by foot, then into the lives of Cairo’s rubbish collectors, most of them Christian, whom I met during this pilgrimage. After finishing my walk in Axum, I returned to Cairo and lived with the Zabbaleen. Supporting myself as a violinist at the Cairo Opera House, I spent five years taking photos and listening to stories of their joys, struggles, tragedies and small triumphs. Through seven spoken word vignettes, photos and violin music performed live, this show recounts lives of the Zabbaleen and my encounter with them.

Hosted by CTPI in collaboration with Dr Jamie Furnis, Social Anthropology.

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The show will take place at 5 pm on Thursday 1 September in the Martin Hall, New College. All are welcome and there is no charge, though a collection will be taken

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