Landfill Harmonic

Director(s): Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley
Country: Paraguay, United States
Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Documentary | 2015 | 84 min
Genre: Biography
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: Images of natural disaster may be unsettling.)

How do children born into poverty find hope? This documentary follows the lives of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from Cateura, Paraguay. In this slum, they create musical instruments entirely out of garbage: first out of necessity, but the project became so much more. LANDFILL HARMONIC brings us on their journey from local village orchestra to world traveling (internet fueled) troupe whose trajectory of success is enhanced by their trash-into-music message.

Winner of the 2015 Audience Choice Award SXSW
Winner of the 2015 Audience Choice Award AFI

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