Waste Land (2010) @ 4:05 p.m.

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  • Date/Time:
    • Saturday June 8, 2019
      4:05 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Location: GTCN channel 2.2
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Summary Sentence: Artist Vik Muniz travels to Rio de Janeiro in order to make art using items from a massive landfill.

Full Summary: 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. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight, and Countdown to Zero) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have 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. GTCN Movie Schedule  Waste Land (2010) - IMDb

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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. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight, and Countdown to Zero) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have 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.

GTCN Movie Schedule

Waste Land (2010) - IMDb

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GTCN, free movies, flicks, matinee
Status
  • Created By: ymrv3
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: May 31, 2019 - 3:30pm
  • Last Updated: May 31, 2019 - 3:30pm