Waste Land

Event Details

Kay Meek Centre

Audience Award World Cinema Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2010
Amnesty International Film Award for human rights, Berlin International Film Festival

What happens in the world’s largest trash city will transform you.

An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves.

Rating: not rated in BC
98 minutes
English and Portuguese with English subtitles



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