- Brazil / UK
- 1h 39min
- Directed by: Lucy Walker, João Jardim and Karen Harley
- Cast: Vik Muniz
- Language: Portuguese, English
- Website: www.wastelandmovie.com
This Oscar-nominated documentary is set in the Jardim Gramacho in Rio de Janeiro, the world's largest rubbish dump. Powered by Moby's soundtrack, Waste Land engages a range of visual perspectives on the enormous site as artists and recyclers recreate classic paintings. Uplifting work which demonstrates how art can transform lives.
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Uplifting documentary Waste Land profiles world’s largest rubbish dump18 Feb 2011
British film on garbage artist Vik Muniz features score by Moby
(PG) 98min ‘I like to take people into places they can’t access on their own’, is how British documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker (Blindsight, plus the forthcoming Countdown to Zero) recently described her films. Her Oscar-nominated Waste Land transports…
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