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Candida Brady bends an ear to the planet

the 22.05.2012 at 12:00 AM - Updated on 22.05.2012 at 3:02 PM

Photo from the film © RR
Photo from the film © RR

After Madam and the Dying Swan (2009), Trashed is the second documentary to be directed by British journalist Candida Brady. The film-maker travelled all over the world to film the impact human waste is having on the planet.

Sitting on a mountain of rubbish of all kinds piled on a beach at Sidon, in Lebanon, actor Jeremy Irons contemplates the scene spread out before his eyes. "Horrific", he murmurs. The actor serves as our guide in Trashed, the new documentary film by Candida Brady. The presentation of the film at Cannes punctuates two years of hard work for the British journalist, who travelled the world with her camera to record evidence from those whose daily work is to seek solutions to the profusion of waste.


“It was when I discovered the results of the research being done by those who work on the problem every day that I decided to make this film”, explains Candida Brady. To shoot Trashed, the director called on Sean Bobbitt, Steve McQueen’s cinematographer on Hunger (2008) and Shame (2011). The film-maker’s production company also convinced Vangelis (Chariots of Fire, 1981) to compose the original music of the film. "We hope the film will show that by changing the way we live, we can contribute to our own survival and to that of the planet", says Jeremy Irons.


The movie will be screened in the Buñuel Theatre at 8.15 pm.


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