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Waste Land (2010) - Movie Details

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Documentary
98 min.
Release Date
October 29, 2010 (NY)
DVD Release Date
March 15, 2011 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
98 minutes
MPAA Rating
Not Rated

Filmed over nearly three years, "Waste Land" follows Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest garbage dump. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores" — self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Famed for his use of unconventional materials, Muniz's initial objective was to "paint" the catadores with garbage. However, the project evolves into something more interesting, with Muniz hiring the catadores to... Full synopsis »

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Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Waste Land explores the lives - and artistic potential - of several "garbage pickers" in Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Full movie review »

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