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From Trash to Treasure: Turning Negatives into Positives

In Lesotho – a highland country surrounded by South Africa – an artist named Nthabiseng TeReo Mohanela takes discarded materials and transforms them into unique clothing and accessories. Teaching young people the benefits of recycling and re-creation, she calls her project “From Trash to Treasure”. With TeReo’s work as a starting point, this film showcases a broader spirit of reimagination among artists in Lesotho, who use creativity to respond to entrenched social problems, and encourages us to take lessons from those who rethink, reuse, and reinvent in order to promote positive change.

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From Trash to Treasure: Turning Negatives into Positives (2020)

Short (25mins) Documentary

Region:

United States of America

Rating:

PG

Director(s):

Lara Lee

Showtimes:

Fri 23 Sep 2022, 12.30pm, NALIS—AV Room

T+T Premiere


Lara Lee

Lara Lee

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder/director of the Cultures of Resistance Network, an organisation that promotes global solidarity and supports agitators, educators, farmers, and artists to build a more just and peaceful world through creative resistance and nonviolent action. Her films address topics that are often overlooked by the mainstream media – including indigenous rights, food sovereignty, and environmental justice. They have shown across the world at events ranging from screenings in refugee camps and community centres to debuts at the Berlinale and Sundance festivals.

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