Waste Land

95 minutes 9.4/10

An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit.

Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom.

Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves.

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

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  • Bob Dunning

    Difficult to get the full experience in the absence of English subtitles, but quite a remarkable story. The ultimate in a community art project.

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