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Video of the Week: "Day of Light (Dia de Luz)"

Continuing with our National Hispanic Heritage Month theme, today, we take a sobering and heartbreaking look at La Chureca, a municipal domestic and industrial waste-disposal site in Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. Despite being the largest open-air landfill in Central America, it is home to more than 1500 people, living daily on rotting scraps.

In March of 2008, six filmmakers from Love Light and Melody, a non-profit organization using creativity and the healing power of the arts to capture and expose stories of injustice and extreme poverty, chronicled an epic celebration of life in La Chureca over the course of one day...from sunrise to sunset.

The video tells the story...

Day of Light from Love Light & Melody on Vimeo.

For more information on La Chureca and how you can get involved, please visit lovelightandmelody.org

La Chureca Nicaragua

La Chureca Nicaragua

La Chureca Nicaragua

La Chureca Nicaragua

Photographs by Brian Nevins

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