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Repair, Recycling & Rust

Ep. 595

Stacey Tenenbaum and Face2Face host David Peck talk about her new film SCRAP, why rust is beautiful, upcycling, the preservation of history, objective

juxtaposition, the right to repair, circular economies, changing minds and looking closer.

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Synopsis:

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.”

Discover the vast and strangely beautiful places where things go to die and meet the people who collect, restore, and recycle the world’s scrap. SCRAP scratches

beneath flaking paint and rusting metal to reveal the beauty and pathos in the ugliness we leave behind.

About Stacey:

Stacey Tenenbaum is an award-winning producer and director. Stacey is passionate about making cinematic films that are filled with humour and heart.

In 2014 she founded H2L Productions, a boutique documentary film production company specializing in crafting character driven stories which are shot internationally.

H2L Productions’ first documentary Shiners, premiered at Hot Docs and was broadcast on the documentary Channel, TV5, and PBS. Stacey’s second film Pipe

Dreams also premiered at Hot Docs and was broadcast on the documentary Channel, NHK, SVT and PBS. SCRAP is her third feature documentary.

Image Copyright and Credit: Stacey Tenenbaum & H2L Productions

F2F Music and Image CopyrightDavid Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.

For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.

With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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