Raphael is a dumpsite boy in a third-world country. He spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it.

Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael's world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It' a bag of clues. It's a bag of hope. It's a bag that will change everything.

The film adaptation of Trash directed by Stephen Daldry is out now.


  • Trash Teaching Notes 2014.pdf

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Created: Dec 22, 2011

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