Landfill Harmonic: Trash Transformed [VIDEO]

July 19, 2013 by
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Landfill Harmonic is a beautiful and thought provoking film about a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum who play instruments made entirely of garbage.

There was no money for real instruments when local musician Favio Chavez started his music school in the barrio, so together they started to make instruments from trash – violins and cellos from oil drums, flutes from water pipes and spoons, guitars from packing crates. Surrounded by stories of drug-violence, alcoholism and destitution, they make herculean efforts to reaffirm their life and dignity. Music arises and the children find new dreams.