Doing More With Less

Kids living in a slum built on a landfill in Paraguay create The Recycled Orchestra. Unable to afford traditional instruments they instead create all of their instruments from trash. When their story goes viral they tour the world, finally realizing their wildest dream: to play with the heavy metal band, Megadeth. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.
—Vimeo website

  12 comments for “Doing More With Less

  1. December 18, 2016 at 4:22 AM

    Such an inspiration. Their story is wonderful and yet a sad commentary on the state of our modern industrial world.


    • December 19, 2016 at 7:54 AM

      It is simultaneously an uplifting and poignant story. I find them to be the best ones. Thanks for your comment, Lori.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. December 16, 2016 at 6:25 PM

    How sad and inspiring at the same time. It’s mostly inspiring, but how sad that anyone has to live in those conditions! Thanks so much for sharing this, Allan.


    Liked by 2 people

    • December 17, 2016 at 6:42 AM

      It adds a bit of a new dimension to our views of being grateful for what we have, doesn’t it?

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 17, 2016 at 6:51 AM

        It does and it’s an especially good reminder around Christmas, when people are too often consumed with getting more of what they really don’t need. What a blessing when, if someone asks you what you want for Christmas, you can’t think of anything you really want or, even better, anything you actually need!

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 17, 2016 at 7:06 AM

        Or can’t live without?

        Liked by 1 person

    • December 18, 2016 at 4:27 AM

      I believe that their horrific living conditions are a black mark on the prosperous nations of the world. Their story is an inspiring contrast to the beliefs and behavior of our shallow popular culture.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. December 16, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    My daughter worked with a community in Paraguay 🇵🇾 I’ll pass this treat into her.

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 17, 2016 at 6:39 AM

      Thanks, Carol. I hope that your daughter enjoys the trailer.


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