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Waste Land

WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio. There, he photographs an eclectic band of catadores — self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with them, as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage, reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. WASTE LAND offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

Filmmakers in person Fri 8/13 at 9:45, Sun 8/15 at 7:30, & Mon 8/16 at 9:45!

  • Country UK/Brazil
  • Language In English and Portuguese with English subtitles
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2010
  • Running Time 98 minutes
  • Website http://www.wastelandmovie.com/
  • Director Lucy Walker