The Canadian film director Stacey Tenenbaum has just released SCRAP. This environmental documentary tells the stories of people who each have a connection to objects that have reached their ‘end of life.’ It aims to raise awareness about the environmental and social impact of throw-away culture and encourage people to get involved in repair initiatives.
SCRAP Screening & Fixer Mixer
Across Canada and the US, there are sixteen different events happening on Sunday, June 5th as part of World Environment Day. Each event is an opportunity for the fixer community to come together and repair, reuse and upcycle while also getting exclusive access to the advance screening of SCRAP. “This is a great way for viewers to get involved in their community directly”, Stacey says.
Do you also want to organise a “SCRAP Screening & Fixer Mixer”? Then contact the SCRAP team!
Watch the film’s trailer and read the synopsis
To give you an idea of SCRAP, you can watch the trailer on YouTube. Or visit the SCRAP website. Also, here’s the synopsis of the film:
SCRAP is a love letter to the things we use in our daily lives. This cinematic documentary tells the stories of people who each have a connection to objects that have reached their ‘end of life’. Together their stories convey a deeper environmental and human message about our relationship to things, the sadness we feel at their eventual loss, and the joy of we can find in giving them a new purpose. Things, like people, show a certain beauty in their old age. Like us, they carry the weight of their history and the markings and scars accumulated through their lifespan. With the loss of these objects, we are also losing parts of our history and the cultural memory which they embody. The film raises awareness about the fate of the things we use and explores how artists, and other creative thinkers, can be a part of giving new life to the things we discard.
(Photo: Parker Lewis)