The world generates about a billion tons of garbage a year. Those who live with it and from it are the poor—like the people of Cateura, Paraguay. And here they are transforming it into beauty. This documentary follows the Orchestra as it takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world. Follow the lives of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum that out of necessity started creating instruments entirely out of garbage. This film is a beautiful stoy about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution.
“A testament to spirited determination.” ~ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
“Like recycled garbage used to create symphonic-quality musical instruments, Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley’s Landfill Harmonic is a secret treasure.” ~ Kate Messer, Austin Chronicle
Directed by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus, Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley