Landfill Harmonic

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a children’s musical group from Paraguay that plays instruments made entirely out of trash. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the children must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold­ out concerts. However, when a natural disaster strikes their country, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

Directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley. Produced and co-directed by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus. Executive Producer, Alejandra Amarilla. Co-producer, Jorge Maldonado.

DCEFF is proud to co-present Landfill Harmonic  on Tuesday, September 13 at  Avalon Theatre, featuring a post-screening performance by the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura and a Q&A with the filmmakers, and on Saturday, September 17 at AFI Silver Theatre as part of the AFI Latin American Film Festival.


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