Waste Land
What happens in the world's largest trash city will transform you.
Brazil/ UK 2010, 99 min, Dir: Lucy Walker, Karen Harlet, & Joao Jardim
  • Monday September 26, 2016 at 7:00PM

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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. Nominated for Best Documentary Oscar in 2011.

REEL Learning
with MacEwan University 

Join associate professor Leslie Sharpe (MFA, University of California San Diego), from MacEwan University, as she holds an informal discussion around the themes in the film Waste Land, that resonate in contemporary art practice: collaboration, consumption and waste, marginalized communities, and representation, with a short background on artist Vik Muniz.

This screening is part of the larger thematic series:
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