Salvage

Sunday, March 1, at 2:30 pm in Erskine (Dance Studio)

DIRECTOR

Amy C. Elliott

COUNTRY

USA / Canada

RUNNING TIME

57 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

One of the most popular activities in Yellowknife, scavenging at the town dump plays a surprisingly central role in this former frontier town’s civic and social life. One of the last open dumps in North America, it attracts people from all walks of life, who find value and a sense of purpose in salvaging what others have discarded. Following a vibrant community of colourful oddballs battling bureaucratic efforts to close the dump to scavengers, this delightfully quirky look at the disgraceful wastefulness of consumer culture will have you cheering for those determined to find treasure in other people’s trash.

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