” ‘Trash’ is honest and direct work that, without any moralizing tint, nor narrative exaggerations seeks to lead the viewer to find the different realities that lie at the heart of a city that is kind and broad for the tourist but full of inequalities and injustices to their poorest, in an environment where survival is highest above any other human feeling.”
— Marrano de Marrano
Basurero is featured in Marrano de Marrano, a Columbian movie blog, and is showcased as one of the films to be screened digitally in the upcoming Vancouver Asian Film Festival 2020. The festival will be open on November 1 and will be screening until November 8, 2020.
The review was appreciative of the film’s take on the Philippine drug war without resorting to any moral dichotomization and pretensions in its account.