Waste Land follows artist Vik Muniz into Rio de Janeiro’s Jardim Gramacho, the largest landfill in the world, where catadores (literally, “tasters”) survive by picking the garbage for recyclables. Enter Muniz, who offers to re-create their portraits using refuse, sell the artwork at London’s most prestigious auction house, and deliver the profits back to the catadores to help their community. 2010, 35mm, in English and Portuguese with English subtitles, 99 minutes.
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Part of Lucy Walker: Life Like Reality