7 minute lesson
Did you ever think that trash could be changed into something beautiful?
In Michoacán, Mexico, artisans are turning scrap copper that comes from defunct engines and burnt-out wires into stunning works of art steeped in tradition. Filmmaker Mariano Rentería Garnica takes us through the process in which Mexican artists transform scrap metal into works of art!
These artists are not just re-using materials that would be wasted otherwise. They are turning trash into copper forms that twist and come to life.
By imagining a way to create art out of something unique, they create beauty out of something that would have been detrimental to the world otherwise. Think of how many beautiful things we could make with everything that goes to waste!
Mariano has served as Producer, Director and Director of Photography in different audiovisual projects, mostly documentaries. He is a self-taught director and photographer. His work has been presented at international film festivals and festivals such as the Morelia International Film Festival, DocsDF, Cinélatino Festival – Rencontres de Toulouse, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, Guanajuato Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, DOK Leipzig, Hot Docs in Canada, CAMERIMAGE in Poland and the Cannes Critics’ Week program, among others.
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“Mexican Handcraft Masters / COPPER.” Vimeo. Mariano Renteria Garnica, 04 Jan. 2018. Web. 17 July 2018. <https://vimeo.com/249749574>.