• a rusty car in front of a tree
  • a child standing in front of two old planes


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 16, 2022 11:00 AM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Oct 16, 2022 4:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Oct 20, 2022 7:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Stacey Tenenbaum


Scrap is a love letter to the things we use in our daily lives. Through deeply personal and surprisingly moving stories—a Thai family living in an abandoned airplane, recycling workers in Delhi picking apart discarded electronics, a farmer in South Dakota building sculptures from scrap metal—the strange beauty of end-of-life objects comes into focus. Together these stories convey a deeper environmental message about the tragic rise of overconsumption, disposables and planned obsolescence. When objects are built cheaply and made to be thrown away, we all too quickly lose the instinct and ability to repair or recycle. Scrap confronts big topics with a gentle nostalgia and a quiet pace. You’ll never look at junk in quite the same way again.


Join us for a special live Q&A at the Sunday, October 16, 4:00 p.m. screening.


  • Stacey Tenenbaum, Director & Producer, Scrap
  • Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director, Impact Zero
  • Jo-Anne St.Godard, Executive Director, Circular Innovation Council
  • Moderated by film critic Courtney Small.

    Scrap has partnered with CNIB's Phone It Forward program for the Sunday, October 16, 4 :00 p.m. screening and encourages audiences to donate eligible older cell phones at the theatre. The donated phones will be used to help provide a refurbished smartphone to someone who is blind or partially sighted.

Tickets: $15 (Members from $10)

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