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Soweto Village is the name of the small shop situated in Dakar where Alassane Diop and his business partner Malick Mbaye transform rubbish into useful items, broken artefacts into beautiful ones.

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Soweto Village, Dakar

Old drinks cans costing next to nothing are the basic commodities for the little treasures which are already regarded as art in Europe.

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Old drinks cans transformed into little pieces of art at Soweto Village

Watch how Alassane Diop and Malick Mbaye get an order from Europe and how they work in this really cool documentary.