The world sends us garbage, we send back music
Join us for Landfill Harmonic, a film about “The Recycled Orchestra”, a group of children from a Paraguayan slum built on a landfill who play instruments made entirely of the garbage. The documentary follows this inspiring orchestra on its journey as it takes its vision of turning trash into music around the world. Learn more about the film here.
This beautiful story about the transformative power of music, also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution. The world generates about a billion tonnes of garbage a year and those who live with it and from it are the poor – like the people of Cateura, Paraguay. Orchestra director Chavez puts it best by stating “People realise that we shouldn’t throw away trash carelessly….well we shouldn’t throw away people either”.
This film shows how waste can be re-imagined and transformed into something beautiful and inspiring. It demonstrates that if everyone individually can feel empowered to make a change in any way, then imagine how different the world can become.
City Recital Hall is proud to be partnering with The Possibility Project and OzHarvest to bring you this inspiring film. The Possibility Project collaborates with slum communities in Jaipur to create a slow clothing label called slumwear108, drawing on their experiences they share a simple message on how all communities can rise above adversity if they reimagine the solutions to their problems.
In Spanish with English subtitles. Suitable for ages 10+
Duration: Film 90 minutes, join us in the foyer afterwards for an informal disucssion with the founders of The Possibility Project.
Group (4+) $10
Details are accurate at time of publication