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Waste Land

MPAA Rating: Unrated
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Primary Audience:
Adults Teens
Genre:
Documentary
Length:
1 hr. 30 min.
Year of Release:
2010
USA Release:
January 24, 2010 (festival)
October 29, 2010 (NYC)
DVD: March 15, 2011
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Featuring: Vik Muniz (Himself)
Director: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim
Producer: Almega Projects (London, England), O2 Filmes, Angus Aynsley, Jackie De Botton, Miel De Botton, Hank Levine, Peter Martin, Fernando Meirelles, Emilia Mello
Distributor: Arthouse Films

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

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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.”

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