1. LANDFILL HARMONIC is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. It has also been recognized as an Audience Favorite. View more Semifinalist films at GE FOCUS FORWARD FILMS.

    Cateura, Paraguay is a town essentially built on top of a landfill. Garbage collectors browse the trash for sellable goods, and children are often at risk of getting involved with drugs and gangs. When orchestra director Szaran and music teacher Favio set up a music program for the kids of Cateura, they soon have more students than they have instruments. That changed when Szaran and Favio were brought something they had never seen before: a violin made out of garbage. Today, there's an entire orchestra of assembled instruments, now called The Recycled Orchestra.

    Directed & Produced by: Juliana Penaranda-Loftus
    Co-Director & Executive Producer: Alejandra Nash
    Executive Producer: Rodolfo Madero
    Co-Producer: Jorge Maldonado
    Editors: Jorge Maldonado, Jaime Arze, Roberto Duarte
    Director of Photography: Tim Fabrizio
    Sound: Josue Farina
    Consulting Producer: Monica Barrios
    Consulting Producer: Helen Hood Scheer
    Field Producer: Gisella Duarte

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