Landfill Harmonic
2014 | 85min | Paraguay 
Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley


In partnership with Adelaide City Council, snuggle under the night sky with some warm food, warm drinks and two stunning films. Bring your blankets and cushions and join us for a free family friendly outdoor screening in Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga (northern end). BYO Alcohol permitted, reusable plastic or paper drinking cups or cans only.

Adelaide City Council


This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions.

This inspiring documentary follows the famed Recycled Orchestra, a youth group from a community built on a massive landfill site in Paraguay, who live the motto: “The world sends us garbage… We send back music.”

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical youth group of kids that live next to one of South America’s largest landfills. This unlikely orchestra plays music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. With the guidance of their music director, they navigate this new world of arenas and sold out concerts. However, when a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.


Gaia is a short dance film created by Adelaide based dancer Erin Fowler and filmmaker Nick Graalman. The film portrays Gaia (another name for Mother Earth) and her struggle for survival in an increasingly degraded and urbanised planet. Through the nonverbal language of dance, Gaia tells a universal and compelling story that is accessible and relevant across the globe. 


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