landfill harmonic

Dirs. Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley | Documentary | U.S.A. / Paraguay | 2015 | 84 min.
Spanish, with English subtitles

SATURDAY, March 19, 2016 - Chilmark School


Outside Paraguay’s capital are the slums of Cateura—which are on top of the city’s dump, one of South America’s largest landfills. From these circumstances, the most unlikely orchestra in the world is formed, “The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura.” Violins and cellos are made from oil drums, flutes from water pipes and spoons, guitars from packing crates. With their instruments, the children in the orchestra proudly bring vibrancy and creativity to their community—a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

Preceded by a brief awards presentation to the winners of the Vineyard Conservation Society's third annual Art of Conservation competition