|22.02. / Monday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 3|
|28.02. / Sunday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4|
Built on a massive landfill site, the community of Cateura, Paraguay, has such limited resources that many of its citizens make their living by selling items recycled from the trash. But among this struggling population stands a beacon of hope: The Recycled Orchestra. The youth orchestra began with few instruments, so founder Favio Chávez turned to the self-taught instrument maker Cola to repurpose oil cans, scrap metal, wood and bottle caps in to working instruments. The orchestra travels the world with their recycled instruments, sometimes accompanying famous artists and appearing on television. Life seems hopeful — until trouble strikes at home. This inspiring documentary follows young people who make unbelievable music while living the motto: "The world sends us garbage... We send back music."
Brad Allgood is an award-winning filmmaker with a background in international development and public health. His films have taken him into the heart of the Nicaraguan rainforest, as well as to remote Caribbean islands, the sparse Kalahari desert and dense African jungles.
Graham Townsley is an Emmy-nominated director of the popular television documentaries Teasure Seekers: Quest for the Grail (2001), Treasure Seekers: Empires of India (2001), and Dawn of the Maya (2004), in addition to the television series Nova (2009 – 2010).
Brazil, USA, Norway, Paraguay
Neil Barrett, Timothy Fabrizio, Brad Allgood
Michael A. Levine
Juliana Penaranda-Loftus, Jorge Maldonado
Hidden Village Films
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