[OZTL_NET] Trash - the film and book and Happiness Day

Hathaway, Lindy Lindy.Hathaway at ed.act.edu.au
Tue Mar 10 17:08:28 AEDT 2015

Hi all
Looking forward to this....

Trash - film opens 26 March
Adventure drama thriller directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot). Based on the book by Andy Mulligan (though the film is set in Rio). Stars Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Rickson Tevez. Three street boys find a wallet containing cash, photos and documents in a garbage dump and then find themselves on the run from corrupt police and politicians, trying to right a terrible wrong.

Trash by Andy Mulligan
This is a great book - excellent storytelling, different narrators, engaging characters, an intriguing mystery.....you don't want to put it down! Shortlisted for the Carnegie medal in 2012.
"Trash is a thriller with moral weight and a complex structure..... Without ever moralising, Mulligan raises issues of corruption, poverty, waste and excess in an exciting, but also grimly sad tale." (Suzi Feay, The Financial Times)
"This gripping book engages readers both as an adventure and as a social justice story" (Publishers Weekly US).
Ages 11+ - but definitely a crossover title that can be enjoyed by all ages.

UN International Day of Happiness - 20 March
Established 2012. The UN recognises that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal and worth celebrating. Ties in well with Harmony Day (21 March) in schools.
10 simple science-backed ways to be happier today
14 signs you're really happy (and how to stay that way)
Happiness signs & quotes (images)

Harmony Day - 21 March
This year it's a Saturday. Harmony Day celebrates Australia's cultural diversity - inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

Lindy Hathaway
Dickson College, ACT
Lost in a good book: We were liars by E. Lockhart

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