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When the world descends on Brazil this August for the Olympics, they are going to get more, or perhaps less, than they bargained for. Shopping carts and couches, offensive odors and a web of plastic pollution blanket the once iconic landscape of Guanabara Bay.
Sound Off Films’ founder Annie Costner, has been traveling back and forth to Rio since 2011. Intrigued by the waste issue and determined to tell the locals’ side of the story—which both supersedes and extends beyond the concerns of international athletes competing in this summer’s Olympics—she started asking questions.
How does 22% of the population still lack waste removal and basic sanitation services? What are some alternative community-level solutions that could be implemented to reduce waste? And what really happens when the cameras leave after the Olympics? The Discarded will answer those questions, and more.
Thank you to: Jennifer Nolan/ legaSeas; Dianna Cohen/ Plastic Pollution Coalition; and Rod Lake for their generous support.