Upcoming Documentary—Landfill Harmonic in Paraguay

Ana Lisa Portillo said: Dec 9, 2012
Ana Lisa PortilloViolin
El Paso, TX
5 posts

This is a trailer for an upcoming film about an amazing youth orchestra in Paraguay. Incredibly, the children play on instruments made from trash they find in the landfill.

Landfill Harmonic trailer

Sue Hunt said: Dec 10, 2012
Sue Hunt
Suzuki Association Member
Viola, Violin
390 posts

Looks like this will be required studio viewing. Does anyone know when and where this will be broadcast?

Ruth Brons said: Dec 10, 2012
Ruth Brons
Suzuki Association Member
Violin, Viola
Livingston, NJ
148 posts

Yes, I am definitely eager to learn more about the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, and its conductor Szaran and music teacher Fabio!

Also, from the film project’s FaceBook page, re: When will the film be released?

We are still under production as the story is still evolving and taking unexpected paths for our characters. Like in most independent film projects, funds are scarce. We are trying to secure them through donations and other sources to complete production in 2013.

Donations can be directed to: http://www.creativevisions.org/get-involved/cap/landfill-harmonic

Ana Lisa Portillo said: Dec 10, 2012
Ana Lisa PortilloViolin
El Paso, TX
5 posts

I found more information about the project. The Recycled Orchestra is part of a larger initiative called “Sonidos de la Tierra,” which seems very similar to the Venezuelan “El Sistema.” Sonidos de la Tierra began in 2002 under the direction of Luis Szaran, the conductor of the Asuncion Symphony. The Recycled Orchestra is in Cateura, which is a shantytown located at the city dump in Asuncion.

Here is a link to the project website (in Spanish):

Sonidos de la Tierra

Julio Cesar Anselmo Possette said: Dec 20, 2012
 Cello, Suzuki in the Schools
10 posts

Wow, watched some videos and impress!
Congratulations on number of students who met and work.

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