Landfill Harmonic—Trailer

Landfill Harmonic film teaser from Landfill Harmonic on Vimeo.

Click here to read a blog post about the film on the NPR Classical music blog Deceptive Cadence.

If you’re interested in this film, you may also be interested in the 2010 documentary Waste Land. Here’s the synopsis from the official Web site:

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

And here’s the official trailer:

R.I.P., Sally Ride

Click here to watch NOVA’s 1984 interview with Sally Ride. Ride discusses why she joined NASA, what Earth looks like from above, and what it was like to be the first American woman in space.

Click here to listen to a 2010 interview with Sally Ride on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Click here to listen to the story “Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space, Is Dead” from NPR’s All Things Considered.

Click here to listen to the story “The Space Trip That Made Sally Ride a Folk Hero” from NPR’s Morning Edition.

Click here to listen to the story “Sally Ride, Pioneer” from NPR’s Talk of the Nation Science Friday.