May 13, 2015
A common complaint about certain types of music is that it all sounds like garbage. But have you ever heard of music made from garbage? The makers of the documentary “Landfill Harmonic,” which will co-close the San Francisco Green Film Festival, have.
The film looks at the Youth Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, whose members make their instruments out of recycled materials.
According to the film’s promotional materials:
Landfill Harmonic follows the Orchestra as it takes its inspiring spectacle of trash-into-music around the world. Follow the lives of a garbage picker, a music teacher and a group of children from a Paraguayan slum that out of necessity started creating instruments entirely out of garbage. Landfill Harmonic is a beautiful story about the transformative power of music, which also highlights two vital issues of our times: poverty and waste pollution.
The film plays June 3 at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco at 6 p.m. Visit http://www.greenfilmfest.org/ for more information about the festival.