Save the Children in Jordan commissioned the Dutch photographer and director Chris de Bode and the Dutch filmmaker Steven Elbers to produce a short documentary, ‘Living on Scrap’, a story focusing on the lives of two young boys working to support their families in collecting scrap materials. The film features a 13 year-old Jordanian boy and 13-year-old Syrian refugee who have both had to forfeit their education in exchange for a mere income, working for long hours, in some of the most dangerous conditions. Burdened by a life that has stolen their childhoods, the boys were forced to grow beyond their years. Although, the film portrays the lives of two, it reflects the daily struggle that threatens the future of an entire generation.
Director: Chris de Bode
Camera, Edit, Grading: Steven Elbers
GoPro Shots: Aabed & Qusai
Research & Facilitation: Save the Children Jordan
Facilitation: Artcore Productions BV