Landfill Harmonic – A Symphony of the Human Spirit

The Recycled Orchestra of Cateura is a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This is the astounding and inspirational story of an orchestra playing music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town.

Landfill Harmonic – A Symphony of the Human Spirit (2015)


Paraguay/Norway/Brazil and The United States


Spanish with English subtitles




Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley

Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley

Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley

landfillharmonic_director_brad_allgoodBrad Allgood is a three-time CINE award-winning filmmaker with a diverse background in international development, Latin American issues and public health. He has produced, filmed and edited many independent productions both domestically and internationally.

Graham Townsley is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker whose documentaries has been shown on PBS, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel and National Geographic in the US, Canal+ in France, Channel 4 and BBC.

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