Mar 30 2013
I was turned onto a nifty movie promo video about an upcoming movie titled Landfill Harmonic. Here’s how the producers describe their film…
Cateura, Paraguay is a town essentially built on top of a landfill. Garbage collectors browse the trash for sellable goods, and children are often at risk of getting involved with drugs and gangs. When music teacher Fabio set up a music program for the kids of Cateura, they soon have more students than they have instruments.
That changed when Szaran and Fabio were brought something they had never seen before: a violin made out of garbage. Today, there’s an entire orchestra of assembled instruments, now called The Recycled Orchestra.
Our film shows how trash and recycled materials can be transformed into beautiful sounding musical instruments, but more importantly, it brings witness to the transformation of precious human beings.
Anyways, I thought it looked pretty neat and figured this was a good weekend to share it.
Here’s a link to the movie Facebook page.
Here’s a link to the movie WordPress site.
Thanks to by Pablo Ablanedo for the heads-up about the movie.
EDIT: I just saw that this movie has a Kickstarter page for crowdsourcing the funding for the movie. I’m not sure if it’s still active or if they got funding elsewhere, but here’s a link to that page if you’re interested in helping contribute.