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Honors the film that makes an exceptional effort to communicate and proliferate environmental awareness. Ecological issues are discussed and explained clearly. The film inspires to care about nature and cultivates a sense of responsibility in that respect.


Dumpster Divers

The wastefulness of consumer society and throw-away culture compels some individuals to rescue usable items and even food from destruction. Dumpster diving, is the salvaging of waste by reusing, or repurposing, resources destined for the landfill. The film kaleidoscopically creates a new look at a phenomenon that everyone knows, because it affects us every day: disposing garbage. The focus ranges from the transformation of food into household waste, covering disposal, recycling and reduction. Different perspectives collide, which are connected via the fictitious life story of a normal piece of packaging. With an essayistic look, the film approaches the complex issues of garbage and food waste. What if waste became a matter of history and garbage cans would be turned into flowerpots?

  • Categories Natural Science, Life Science & Technology

  • Original Title Tonnentaucher
  • Director Laura Lazzarin, Kerstin Palme, Martin Kleinmichel
  • Produced by Strahlendes Klima e.V. & Projector23, unterstützt von JUGEND IN AKTION sowie dem LUSH Charity pot
  • Running Time 46:06 minutes
  • Country Germany
  • Year 2018