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Title Waste land. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 100 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by Arthouse Films in 2010.
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" -- or 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. Walker (DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT, COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Muniz, Vik.
Trash art.
Ragpickers -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Sanitary landfills -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Waste disposal sites -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Poor -- Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro -- Social conditions.
Found objects (Art).
Group work in art.
Art, Modern -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Refuse and refuse disposal in art -- Exhibitions.
Art, Modern.
Poor -- Social conditions.
Refuse and refuse disposal in art.
Sanitary landfills.
Waste disposal sites.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro.
Great Britain.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Walker, Lucy, film director.
João Jardim, film director.
Harley, Karen, film director.
Aynsley, Angus, producer.
Levine, Hank, 1965-, producer.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1196818 Kanopy
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