International Lens Film: Waste Land
9/4/2013, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: Sarratt Cinema (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Center for Latin American Studies
Brazil, UK (2010) Directed by: Lucy Walker.
Follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs the "catadores"-pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they re-imagine their lives. Stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. English and Portuguese with English subtitles. Unrated. 99 minutes. DVD.