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Transforming trash into music in 'Landfill Harmonic'

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The Green Film Series celebrates Earth Day with the presentation of  'Landfill Harmonic' at the Arts Centre in Sechelt on Thursday April 21, and Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Friday April 22.

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayanmusical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight.

'Landfill Harmonic' poster - screening Thurs April 21, SC Arts Centre, Fri April 22, Gibsons Heritage Playhouse"The world sends us garbage. We send back music."  says Favio Chavez, the idealistic Orchestra Director.

With Favio's guidance the orchestra 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.

This film is a testament to the trans-formative power of music and the resilience of thehuman spirit.

The screening in Sechelt will be at the Arts Centre on Thursday April 21, at 7:30pm and in Gibsons Heritage Playhouse on Friday April 22, at 7:30pm,  Admission is by donation at the door (suggested $10). For more information go to

In May the Green Film Series will bring“The Pass System”to the coast. Directed by Canadian filmmaker Alex Williams, this film illuminates a shocking time when Canada embraced racial segregation: willfully and illegally denying Indigenous peoples the basic freedom to leave their reserves, and jailing them when they did so without a pass.  Screening will be at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse Sat May 14, Sechelt screening TBA.

Green Film Series events are meant to foster the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action,  encouraging community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues. The series is produced by the Rhizome Up! Media Society.