Title: The Discarded: A Tale of Two Rios (2016)
Duration: 18 min
Date: 3 November (Saturday), 2:00pm
Venue: 5th & 6th Floor, Event Hall,
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall


Tajuk Filem / Title: The Discarded: A Tale of Two Rios
Jenis / Type: Documentary
Tahun / Year: 2016
Negara Asal / Country: USA/Brazil
Tempoh Tayangan / Duration: 18 min
Bahasa / Sarikata: Portuguese with BM subtitles
Pengarah Filem/ Penerbit / Director / Producer: Carla Dauden and Annie Costner (Co-Directors/Co-Producers), Adrienne Hall (Producer)
Syarikat Pengeluar / Production Company: Brazil Production Services and Sound Off Films


Filmmakers Annie Costner (actor Kevin Costner’s daughter), Adrienne Hall and Carla Dauden juxtapose stunning drone-captured images of Rio de Janiero’s natural beauty with sewage and garbage that pour into its bay. In Portuguese with English subtitles, the film is narrated by locals, including a 9-year old boy who sails the garbage-choked waters and an elderly man who turns debris into art. Teens, athletes, scientists, and policymakers speak about the seemingly insurmountable challenges of Rio’s pollution crisis and reasons for hope. Filmmakers show the city’s effort to bandage the problem with expensive one-time solutions to serve tourists for the Summer Olympics. Viewers are also left with big questions: What does it mean to ignore subsets of society, to label some as worthy, and others as discarded?

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