The winner of this year’s Green Film Network (GFN) Award – the Oscar of environmental filmmaking – has just been announced!
The award ceremony has been Sunday, September 18 hosted by DREFF – Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival in Santo Domingo.
The winner is…
directed by Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley
Landfill Harmonic revolves around the Recycled Instruments Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan music group whose instruments have been entirely crafted from garbage collected from the open dump surrounding the neighborhood they live in.
Director: Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley
Country: USA/Paraguay – Year: 2015 – Duration: 84 min
Brad Allgood is an award-winning filmmaker with a background in international development and public health. His films have taken him into the heart of the Nicaraguan rainforest and remote Caribbean islands, as well as the sparse Kalahari Desert and dense African jungles. Before transitioning to filmmaking, Brad served for 3 ½ years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua. His passion and focus is in Latin America.
Graham Townsley is an Emmy-nominated director of high-end documentaries for PBS, National Geographic and the Discovery channel. He trained as an anthropologist and has a Ph.D from Cambridge University. He went on to work in ethnographic films for the BBC such as The Shaman and his Apprentice based on his own fieldwork with a tribe of the Peruvian Amazon and From the Heart of the World, a film about the Kogi Indians of the Sierra Nevada of Colombia.