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Waste Land

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Synopsis

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 catadors, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves.

Details

Year
2009
Type of film
Features
Running Time
95 mins
Format
35mm, HD
Director
Lucy Walker
Producer
Fernando Meirelles
Co-Producer
Fernando Meirelles
Editor
Pedro Kos, Karen Harley
Screenwriter
Lucy Walker
Director of Photography
Dudu Miranda
Sound
Patrick O' Sullivan, Gary Alexander, Aloysio Compasso, José Lozeiro
Music
Moby
Principal Cast
Vik Muniz, Tião Carlos dos Santos, Isis Rodrigues Garros, Zumbi Carlos da Silva Baia Lopes, Magna de França Santos, Irmã Laurentina da Silva, Suelem Pereira Dias

Production Company

Almega Projects Ltd
6 Newburgh Street
Soho
London W1F 7RQ
UK

T +44 (0) 20 7479 7410
F +44 (0) 20 7287 4628

info@almegaprojects.net
http://www.almegaprojects.net

Sales
Company

E1 Entertainment
175 Bloor Street East, Suite 1400
North Tower
Toronto, ON M4W 3R8
Canada

T +1 416 646 6447