the journey of junk ends in some surprising destinations

Northern Banner Releasing presents


A Film By Stacey Tenenbaum

Guelph – The Bookshelf Cinema – 41 Quebec. St.
Thursday Oct. 13 * 6:30pm
Saturday Oct. 15 * 3:00pm – Stacey Tenenbaum will be at this screening for a special Q+A

Saskatoon – Roxy Theatre – 320 20th St W
Saturday Oct. 15 * 2:00pm
Sunday Oct. 16 * 2:00pm + 7:00pm

Calgary – The Plaza Theatre – 1133 Kensington Rd. NW
Saturday Oct. 15 * 2:00pm
Tuesday Oct. 18 * 6:30pm

Toronto – Hot Docs Cinema – 506 Bloor St. W.
Sunday Oct. 16 * 11:00am

Sunday Oct. 16 * 4:00pm – Stacey Tenenbaum will be at this screening for a special Q+A

Thursday Oct. 20 * 7:00pm

Edmonton – Metro Cinema – 8712 109 St. NW 

Monday  Oct. 17 * 7:00pm

Saturday Oct. 22 * 3:30pm

Montreal – Cinema du Parc – 3575 Park Ave.

Monday Oct. 17 * 7:00pm – Stacey Tenenbaum will be at this screening for a special Q+A

Tuesday Oct. 18 * 7:00pm
Wednesday Oct. 19 * 7:00pm

Ottawa – Bytowne Cinema – 325 Rideau St.

Monday Oct. 17 * 7:00pm

Thursday Oct. 20 * matinee

Sudbury – Indie Cinema – 162 MacKenzie St.

Sunday Oct. 16 (times TBD)

Tuesday Oct. 18

Thursday Oct. 20

Vancouver – Rio Theatre – 1660 E. Broadway
Saturday Oct. 22 * 3:15pm


Must a disposable society throw out its memories along with its unwanted possessions?


Director Stacey Tenenbaum tackles this question in her globe-trotting documentary SCRAP which takes place in metal graveyards where, “things like planes and ships and trains and trolleys all go to die.” 


But the stories she uncovers don’t necessarily end there. In Bangkok, Thailand, Fah Boonsoong lives with her family of seven adults and eight children in the fuselage of a scrapped jumbo jet, paying bills with the money tourists give them for taking pictures of the discarded planes she guards. In Spain, architect Tchely Hyung-Chul Shin oversees the dismantling of a cargo ship that will be used to build a modernist church in Seoul. South Dakota rancher and artist John Lopez makes stunning life-size sculptures of bison, tigers and other wildlife, from machine parts and found objects, while Tony Inglis restores discarded red phone booths into pricey objets d’art. Meanwhile, streetcar collector Ed Metka’s vintage streetcars are being sold to cities like Kenosha, Wisconsin that has 5 cars transporting tourists along their scenic lake route.


Along the way, SCRAP stops to consider our relationship to our discarded past. Destinations like Dean Lewis’s Old Car City USA in White, Georgia, “the world’s oldest junkyard,” has 90 years of combustion engine conveyances slowly being reclaimed by the Earth. And the disposable culture we’ve created has spawned eWaste recycling industries in places like Delhi, India, where millions of cell phones that were all once in someone’s pockets are scrapped.


SCRAP is an elegiac journey through the final resting spots of objects which have been discarded but still have stories to tell.


“As I was making SCRAP, what really stood out for me was how attached people can become to things like ships, planes and trains,” says Director Stacey Tenenbaum. “All of the people in the film have strong emotions toward things that others might consider to be waste. The object might remind them of a specific person or a special time in their life or a particular event, so it has meaning as a result.


“I feel that as our culture becomes more disposable, we are losing this connection we can have to things, our history, and each other. By showing the fate of the objects we use in the film, I hope that people will begin thinking about their own relationship to things around them and that they will be compelled to buy more things that are built to last and can be easily repaired, re-used, and restored.”


SCRAP is written, produced and directed by Stacey Tenenbaum, Executive Producer is Sergeo Kirby. Director of Photography is Katerine Giguére, and Editor is Howard Goldberg. Original music created for the film is by Ramachandra Borcar. The production sound design is by Michel Gauvin. SCRAP is produced by H2L Productions Inc and is a documentary Channel original production.


SCRAP Is pleased to have CNIB’s Phone It Forward Program as a partner, and the Circular Innovation Council has joined as the theatrical screenings’ Panel Presenting Partner.
Of Note: October is Circular Economy Month; and Oct. 17 – 23 is Waste Reduction Week. Both initiatives supported by the Circular Innovation Council in Canada.
For more info on these partners, please visit CNIB Phone It Forward here and Circular Innovation Council here


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