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The crew met with an unexpected incident soon after shooting commenced. Beginning on July 3, 2000, a typhoon brought heavy rains to Quezon City, and filming had to be suspended for one week.
The accident came on July 10, when the rain stopped and filming recommenced. With the ground weakened by the heavy rains, the mountain of garbage collapsed, flattening residents' houses. More than 1000 people are said to have been killed in the disaster. (Many of the residents were unregistered squatters, so the exact numbers remain unknown to this day.)
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Five days after the accident, the government, fearing a reoccurrence, stopped all deliveries of garbage to Payatas dump.
For the residents of the dump who made their living from scavenging, this was a matter of life and death.

The camera faithfully followed the residents' lives and hearts for the six months until the deliveries of garbage started up again and the residents' lives returned to normal.