Pawel Wojtasik

​2014 Single Stream (short)

Toby Lee

​2014 Single Stream (short)

Ernst Karel

​2014 Single Stream (short)


Single Stream / Pawel Wojtasik, Toby Lee, Ernst Karel

A close look at the problem of waste, through a visual and sonic exploration of a recycling facility. The title refers to the “single stream” method of recycling in which all types of recyclables are initially gathered together and sorted later at a specialized facility. Viewers enter one of the largest of these materials recovery facilities in the US: inside a cavernous building, a vast machine complex runs like clockwork, sorting a steady stream of glass, metal, paper and plastic carried on conveyor belts criss-crossing the space, dotted with workers in neon vests. The interwoven movements of human and machine produce sounds and images that are overwhelming, but also beautiful, and even revelatory. Blurring the line between observation and abstraction, Single Stream is a meditation on our society's culture of excess and its consequences.

Director:Pawel Wojtasik, Toby Lee, Ernst Karel
Cinematography:Sergei Franklin
Sound:Ernst Karel
Producer:Toby Lee, Paweł Wojtasik
Format:DCP Color
Production Country:USA
Production Year:2014
World Sales:Single Stream Project, USA Paweł Wojtasik, Toby Lee, Ernst Karel
Picture: Paweł Wojtasik, Toby Lee

The film was made with the support of the Sensory Ethnography
Lab at Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA.

Screening Schedule
STAVROS TORNES:Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 18:00 | ID:165
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 15:15 | ID:224