Stacey Tenenbaum · 2022
78min · DCP
  • Sunday, Jan 8, 2023, 3:00pm

Discover the vast and strangely beautiful places where things go to die and meet the people who collect, restore, and recycle the world’s scrap. Using soaring aerials to capture the size and scope of often surreal landscapes, this cinematic documentary is a love letter to the things we use in our daily lives, telling the stories of people who have deep connections to objects that have reached their 'end of life'. Together, these stories convey a deeper environmental and human message about our relationship to things, the sadness we feel at their eventual loss, and the joy that we can find in giving them a new purpose. SCRAP scratches beneath flaking paint and rusting metal to reveal the beauty and pathos in what we leave behind.

“A beautifully filmed elegy on the metals we discard, and their innate capacity for renewal and transformation.” Jennifer Baichwal, director of Anthropocene: The Human Epoch