The world sends them garbage, they send back music.
One man’s trash is another man’s music and now.
Have you ever heard of the Landfill Harmonic? It is a remarkable documentary film that tells the story of a group of children from Cateura, a slum in Paraguay that is built on a landfill. These children, with the help of a visionary music teacher and a resourceful garbage picker, have created an orchestra that plays with instruments made out of recycled trash.
The film, directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley, follows the journey of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura as they perform their music around the world, from Brazil to Norway, and even share the stage with Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson. The film shows how music can transform lives, empower communities, and raise awareness about the global issues of poverty and waste pollution.
The Landfill Harmonic is not only a film, but also a movement that aims to inspire people to create positive change through music and creativity. The film has won numerous awards and received critical acclaim for its inspiring and uplifting message.