Waste Land


Genres: Documentary

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About Waste Land

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Renowned artist Vik Muniz embarks on one of the most inspired collaborations of his career, joining creative forces with Brazilian catadores -- garbage pickers who mine treasure from the trash heaps of Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho landfill. In this Oscar-nominated documentary, the catadores prove to be unique and surprising individuals in their own right, waxing philosophic as they impart a valuable lesson about what society discards.

Cast: Vik Muniz, Tião Santos

Director: Lucy Walker, João Jardim, Karen Harley

Release Year: 2010

Length: 93 minutes

Rating: NR

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