The United States produces 390 billion pounds of garbage every year, and finding places to dispose of it is a serious environmental and economic challenge. But what if we could change the way we think about garbage, from something to be disposed of to something to be harvested? THE LANDFILL profiles a small county landfill in Upstate New York, which is using a system of composting, recycling, and methane capture technology to operate sustainably while producing electricity for 400 homes in their area. By focusing on the people and ideas behind this innovative waste-to-energy initiative, THE LANDFILL shows the beauty and potential of the stuff we throw away.
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DIRECTED BY - Jessica Edwards, Gary Huswit
PRODUCED BY - David Scott
EDITED BY - Amir Husak
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY- Ben Wolf
MUSIC BY - Do Make Say Think "A Tender History in Rust" Courtesy of Constellation Records/Rough Trade Publishing