First Run Features presents
A new documentary by Stacey Tenenbaum
''A beautifully filmed elegy on the metals we discard, and their innate capacity for renewal and transformation.''
- Jennifer Baichwal, Director of Manufactured Landscapes, Watermark & Anthropocene
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 tours the world’s most unexplored places to show the beauty and pathos in the ugliness we leave behind. The film uses soaring aerials to capture the size and scope of these surreal landscapes. From the ground, it tells more personal stories of people who have a deep connection to things that have reached their ‘end of life.’

Local Toronto press from the Hot Docs 2022 Premiere

A meditative experience to be savored."
-Awesome Friday

"Never have rust and decay looked more beautiful."

"A cinematic marvel."
-Mr. Will Wong, Hot Docs Preview Guide

"Scrap is an elegiac and artistic portrait of what we leave behind."
-The Joy of Movies
A film by Stacey Tenenbaum
78 minutes | color | English | 2022
Available on DCP, mp4 & Blu ray

Available Beginning October 14 for Live & Virtual Cinemas
I'm happy to send a screening link for your consideration.

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For more information contact Marc Mauceri | 917-584-8816

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