FROM TRASH TO TREASURE: turning negatives into positives


Photo courtesy of Cultures of Resistance Films.


We are honored by the thoughtful and enthusiastic feedback that we have received from audiences of FROM TRASH TO TREASURE: turning negatives into positives. The following is a list of awards and mentions that the documentary has received at film festivals throughout the world.

  • BRAZIL / São Paulo: Award Winner – January 2023, Ipê Amarelo Film Festival
  • BRAZIL / São Paulo: Anhuma Silver Award, Golden Capybara Awards Finalist, T.I.F.A. – Tietê International Film Awards
  • NIGERIA / Ibadan: Best Documentary, Best Editing,  Ibadan International Film Festival 2022
  • NEPAL / Kathmandu: Award Winner — Best International Human Rights Film, Nepal Cultural International Film Festival 2022 
  • BRAZIL / São Paulo: Silver Ahuma Award (Best Documentary Award) and Bronze Tilapia Award (Social Awareness Award), T.I.F.A. – Tietê International Film Awards
  • MAURITIUS / Port Louis: Honorable Mention, Phare International Film Festival
  • GREECE / Thessaloniki: Official Selection, Thessaloniki Free Short Festival

  • FRANCE / Paris, Best Non-European Independent Documentary, European Independent Film Festival 2022
  • BRAZIL/  Florianopolis: Winner — International Awards 2021,  Planeta.doc – International Socio-Environmental Film Festival



  • UNITED STATES / La Jolla, California, Award of Distinction, Best Shorts Competition 2020 Humanitarian Awards, 2021


  • CAMEROON / Bafoussam, Best Documentary, Festival international du cinéma indépendant de Bafoussam, 2021



  • NIGERIA / ABUJA, Best Film, Africa Film For Impact Festival, 2020


    • ARGENTINA / BUENOS AIRES, Official Selection, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Buenos Aires, 2020


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TOMORROW - Women Take The Reel Film Festival with Lesley University presents a virtual screening of BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso on March 23 at 4pm!"BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso Thursday, March 23, 20234:00 PM 6:00 PMVirtualFree and open to the publicBURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of the type of political change that can be achieved when people come together. Displaying a panorama of creative resistance, the film shows how the resurgent Burkinabè pursuit of peace and justice manifests itself through cultural expression, permeating every aspect of daily life.More details here: Women Take the Reel Film Festival Lesley University ... See MoreSee Less
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