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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. Director Lucy Walker has great 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.
“The Slumdog Millionaire of documentaries: an inspiring, deeply moving crowd-pleaser!”
–The Huffington Post