A beautifully filmed elegy on the metals we discard, and their innate capacity for renewal and transformation.



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. SCRAP scratches beneath flaking paint and rusting metal to reveal the beauty and pathos in the ugliness we leave behind.

SCRAP is a love letter to the things we use in our daily lives. This cinematic documentary tells the story of people who each have a deep connection 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. 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 life span. With the loss of these objects, we are also losing parts of our history and the cultural memory which they embody. By showing discarded goods in a new and engaging way, the film raises awareness about the fate of the things we use and explores how artists, and other creative thinkers, can be part of finding usefulness in the things we discard.
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Documentary, Culture Vulture, Environment
Stacey Tenenbaum
Jorge Ignacio Castillo, Planet S Magazine

Environmentally minded documentaries have been preaching to the choir for about two decades, and their effectiveness has been waning. If 'An Inconvenient Truth' made US$24 million in 2006, the sequel in 2017 barely scored US$3.5 million. By now, if you don’t know the world is about to collapse in a ...

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