Directed by: Lucy Walker
Friday, August 13 - Thursday, August 19, 2010
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!NR, 98 Minutes, In English and Portuguese with English subtitles
Official Website: http://www.wastelandmovie.com/