Living on ScrapWritten by duckrabbit
I’ve got to say a short doco about kids collecting scrap is not a very appealing prospect for a Saturday morning. Rubbish dump shots in developing countries are ten a penny on ‘concerned photojournalist’ websites. Putting my skepticism aside I clicked on Chris De Bode and Steven Elbers short doco, Living on Scrap.
The film does everything these photos can’t. Asks us not to pity the children but respect them. Compelling, sensitive work.