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Waste Land

Finding triumph in trash, Waste Land follows renowned NY/Brazilian artist Vik Muniz as he ventures from his home in Brooklyn to the world's largest landfill Jardim Gramacho, on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. In this slum, the 'catadores' (the colorful characters who pick for recyclables) dig the refuse for recycle materials such as plastic, metal and other sellable items. This uplifting story focuses on the colorful characters who work as pickers at the landfill and the art project they engage in with Muniz to document their lives and shine a light on waste, poverty and the environment.

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1 Comment

  1. lazyreader February 28, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Too bad none of them, didn’t win an actual Oscar……..Loooozzers.

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