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

December 26, 2019 at 6:00pm, Denning Family Resource Center, FREE, limited seating

Art and Social Justice

documentary film series at the Anderson Collection
with
CAW (Camera as Witness) Program/UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) 

Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. The filmmakers had exceptional access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim. Brazil/UK/USA, 99 min.

Limited capacity. No registration needed. First come, first seated. Please check in at the Visitor Services Desk upon arrival.