Waste Land (2010)

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Release Date: October 29, 2010 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: March 29, 2011

1h 38m | Documentary


Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores"—or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both dignity and despair as the catadores begin to re-imagine their lives. English and Portuguese with English subtitles.

Director: Lucy Walker
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Angus Aynsley, Hank Levine
Official Site: http://www.wastelandmovie.com

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