The Fourth Kingdom, The kingdom of plastics

(EL CUARTO REINO, EL REINO DE LOS PLÁSTICOS)

A film that takes viewers to a community garden shows what life is like on the fringes of society in downtown New York. In a flood of colourful garbage, cans and beer bottles, quirky New Yorkers go in search of their American dream.

The non-profit organisation Sure We Can has been operating since 2007 as a refuge for a diverse range of immigrants, homeless people and other outcasts. Every day they come to this remote corner, which connects the community centre with the collection yard. The filmmakers delicately capture the raw, everyday reality of the inhabitants of this unique microcosm, their conversations, desires and dreams, and show how beauty can be found even where we least expect it.

Impact

The documentary The Fourth Kingdom, Kingdom of Plastic reveals the enchanting microworld of lost existences that have been found in the Sure We Can community "recycling centre". This film, documenting a panoply of quirky characters, who thanks to this place were able to piece their lives back together and look to the future with hope, attempts to combine a social integration programme with an ecological message. These goals can be supported on the website of the initiative itself, to which the film also refers.

About the film

Director: Adan Aliaga, Alex Lora
Spain
2020 | 83 min.

Language: English, Spanish

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Category

Panorama

Director

Alex Lora

Filmography
2019 - The Fourth Kingdom, The kingdom of plastics
2017 - The Fourth Kingdom
2017 - Self Therapy of an Hispanic Veteran
2017 - Sure We Can
2016 - Parivara

Alex Lora

Adan Aliaga

Filmography
2020 - Peus i cors
2019 - The Fourth Kingdom, The kingdom of plastics
2018 - Fishbone
2017 - The Fourth Kingdom
2017 - Sure We Can

Adan Aliaga

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