The Warao are an indigenous people that had to leave their original territory on the banks of the Orinoco River in Venezuela after the building of a dam. The displaced Indians now live in slums just outside Ciudad Guayana, near the mouth of the river. They never managed to integrate into society and live in dire poverty. Apart from a little fishing they mostly work by separating and recycling garbage at the nearby dump that services the whole city. The one room school in their community only has one teacher that regularly refrains from showing up.