Paraguay recycled orchestra plays instruments made out of rubbish

 

A film about “The Recycled Orchestra”, a group of children from a Paraguayan slum who play instruments made entirely of garbage. It is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution. The world generates about a billion tons of garbage a year. Those who live with it and from it are the poor – like the people of Cateura, Paraguay. And here they are transforming it into beauty. Landfill Harmonic follows the orchestra as it takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world. Goals for Landfill Harmonic: Inspire general audiences to recycle objects, restore their livelihoods and provide hope for younger generations. Educate audience through social media reach about ways to recycle. Partner up with environmental organizations to educate our audiences on sustainability topics. Encourage other organizations to give opportunities to underprivileged youth to provide alternatives to drugs and alcohol so they can learn news skills. Motivate youth to be creative and resourceful as well as re-evaluate their lives by helping them recognize what they have to succeed. Bring attention to the sanitary conditions in Cateura. Hundreds of families such as the ones that appear in the film live along a polluted creek.