This is the best feel-good movie I’ve seen in a long time.
I just watched it with my film buddy who I met at VIFF. This film is not about garbage, it’s about making the best of the junk that surrounds you.
The reason it’s uplifting is that it points out that no matter what your living conditions are like, through the power of hope and dreams you can build on becoming what you desire and we realize that music is that unifying force that binds all people. It’s pretty powerful. It’s actually a film on the power of music through very unusual circumstances.
These kids play everything from the BIG THREE (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven) to heavy metal (play heavy metal with heavy metal) favourites.
Land Fillharmonic was showcased last year at various film festivals but was recently re-released in many cinemas worldwide (you’ll have to check in your hometown). If so, I highly recommend seeing it. WATCH TRAILER:
Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group who live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra play music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, Favio Chávez (a most amazing man), they must navigate this new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town.
Instruments Beyond Borders...harnessing the power of music to better children’s lives. Many schools have now very unfortunately cut music from educational programs. It’s good to give back.
An entirely volunteer, charitable Society dedicated to delivering donated musical instruments and funds to music education programs in disadvantaged communities at home and abroad. In Vancouver instrument donations can be made at Tapestry Music (3607 West Broadway). Tax receipts for donated instruments are available upon evaluation.
Music heals the world. So will recycling.