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Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar, is home to one of the largest dumpsites of the African continent, operative since the 60’s. The dumpsite, which now covers over 45 acres and is still expanding, receives between 350 and 550 tons of new waste each day.
Fire burns endlessly in the midst of the garbage hills, that can reach up to 15 mt in height. The unnatural landscape is constantly imbued with a toxic fog.
Around 3000 people live and work here, collecting plastic, metals, bones and coal. Many of them moved to the capital to seek their fortune.The dumpsite is scattered with small tombs, marking the bodies of fetuses and unwanted newborns.
Residents of the capital commonly refer to this place as “Ralalitra”: the city of flies.

A documentary from : Riccardo Bononi

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