The Isle of Flowers of the title is a rubbish tip that receives the millions of tons of waste produced daily in Porto Alegre, the hometown of director Jorge Furtado. In this poetically named place, people survive by recycling waste. But first they have to wait for the pigs to finish eating. How does this absurd situation come about? In a Brazil caught up in democratic transition, Furtado challenges the logic that produces this aberrant reality. To do so, he makes a sort of parody of a scientific film that traces the journey of a tomato from its farm through to its being discarded on the Isle of Flowers.