Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Landfill Harmonic: One Person's Basura...

Have you heard about Paraguay's remarkable orchestra that plays instruments created out of actual trash? All 20 of these young musicians live in Cateura, a slum built on a landfill. In their little town, they have created something beautiful out of other people's refuse. And their story is being documented.

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary hoping to finish production in 2013. They have a shoe-string budget, but have been working diligently to get more funding.

They have recently made the semi-finals of the Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition. This funding would help them complete the film. Watch the short film below and then, if you find them worthy, please vote for Landfill Harmonic. All you have to do is click on the vote button in the upper right corner of the video - also worth seeing! - on the site linked to above.

I can't wait to see it! My kids were fascinated by this beautiful trailer...

You can follow their progress on their Facebook page, which the filmmakers created last month and already has over 79,000 followers.

Con mucho cariño...

1 comment:

  1. Monica,
    this is an amazing and awe inspiring story. I've already shared them on my fb pag. My parents lived in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for 6 years. While they were there, they collected a few home made instruments which I have displayed in my home.

    thank you so much for making my life richer. Merry Christmas!
    author, cristina ortega


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