Salvage

Salvage

Salvage from Media Factory on Vimeo.

Jo Press had always believed that the Hard Rubbish she saw on the sides of the road was recycled and rehomed, until on a daily walk she witnessed perfectly good furniture being crushed on the spot for landfill. Horrified, she set up a Facebook group to save more items from this fate, and in only 24 hours had established a community already in the thousands – The Darebin Hard Rubbish Heroes. This passionate group share their items to find them a second home, the locations of bountiful curb-sides, as well as tips and tricks for upcycling and inspiring examples of their own handiwork. Every year less than a quarter of Victoria’s 105,000 tons of hard waste is recycled – in a time of climate emergency, SALVAGE is an important 5 minute documentary short that celebrates local community heroes and their grassroots action to promote sustainability and waste-reduction. 

Production Credits:

 

A film by Emmanuelle Mattana

Additional Cinematography Madi Southorn

Sound Recording Jacob Agius & Bridget Bourke

Composer Owen Kelly

 

 

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