Thursday, January 21, 2010

Waste Land (2010)

Located just outside Rio de Janeiro, Jardim Gramacho, Brazil, is the world's largest garbage landfill. Modern artist Vik Muniz works with the so-called catadores, the men and women who pick through the refuse, to create art out of recycled materials. Muniz selects six of the garbage pickers to pose as subjects in a series of photographs mimicking famous paintings. In his desire to assist the catadores and change their lives, Muniz finds himself changed as well.

Title: Waste Land
Year: 01/21/2010
Genre: Documentary
Restriction: None
Rating: 7.9/10
Runtime: 99 Minutes
Country: Brazil
Director: Lucy Walker, Karen Harle, João Jardim
Writer: None
Actors: Vik Muniz

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