An orchestra made from trash

The expression “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” finds new meaning in the documentary “Landfill Harmonic

The film – which is still in production – centers around the town of Cateura, Paraguay, which is dominated by the presence of an enormous landfill.

When a new music program started up at the local school, the teachers soon had fifty students and only five violins. That’s when they met Cola, a man who makes his living rummaging through the landfill, finding new uses for discarded things. Using aluminum cans and forks, he built them a violin.

Now they have an entire “recycled orchestra” making beautiful music together.