First Run Features presents
A new documentary by Stacey Tenenbaum
Available for Bookings Beginning October 14, 2022!
''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 scratches beneath flaking paint and rusting metal to reveal the beauty and pathos in what we leave behind.   SCRAP is a love letter to the things we use in our daily lives. Using soaring aerials to capture the size and scope of often surreal landscapes, this cinematic doc tells the story of people who have deep connections to objects that have reached their 'end of life'. Together these stories convey a deeper environmental and human message about our relationship to things, the sadness we feel at their eventual loss, and the joy that we can find in giving them a new purpose.
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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