Published: 6 October, 2011
by DAN CARRIER
CHILDREN’S charity Small Steps, who help little folk forced to live on rubbish dumps in the developing world, are screening a new documentary they have made about a tip in Nicaragua called Around The World In 80 Dumps.
Set up by former Daily Mail showbiz journalist Amy Hanson, who is based in Tufnell Park, the charity is holding a premiere of a documentary made in the Central American country.
It highlights the plight of young people who are forced to earn a living by trawling through the rubbish thrown out by others – and who make their homes in the dumps they work on.
The event, to be held at the Royal College of Medicine on October 12, includes an auction of celebrities’ shoes.
Famous people who have donated footwear for auction include actors Colin Firth and Sienna Miller – and the cash raised will go towards providing shoes and health services for children.
To buy a ticket to the film premiere and shoe auction go to www.smallstepsproject.org
Continuing with the Latin American theme, the marvellous Rock Around The Blockade, the culturally rich pressure group that encourages closer ties with Cuba, are screening a documentary about localism and democracy in Venezuela.
It tells the story of the establishment of Communal Councils that help micro-manage civic authorities and give people a greater say in how their public services are run.