Directed by: Lucy Walker
98 minutes | Not Rated
Friday, January 7, 2011, 7pm - 9pm
Waste Land, from director Lucy Walker, follows renowned artist Vik Muniz's journey from Brooklyn to his native Brazil. Arriving at the world's largest garbage dump, called Jardim Gramacho and located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Muniz proceeds to photograph an eclectic band of trashpickers. These trashpickers, called "catadores", scavenge Jardin Gramacho for recyclable materials, and with Muniz they collaborate on sculpting portraits out of the junk.