Waste Land | Film Festival One World 2011
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Waste Land



Waste Land
Lucy Walker / UK, Brazil / 2010 / 98 min.

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Filmed over nearly three years, this film by respected director Lucy Walker documents the progress of a charity art project by the world-renowned artist Vik Muniz. The movie follows him as he travels to his native Brazil to the world's largest dump, Jardim Gramacho on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, where he plans to make photographic portraits of some local waste pickers, who sort through 200 tonnes of waste here every day and sell what they collect to recycling companies. Captivated by the world of the dump and the stories of the people he finds there, Muniz decides to establish an artistic partnership with the "models" he discovers. We thus observe a fascinating process of creation, which uses garbage to produce wonderful portraits of the "scrap heap" chef Irma, the local intellectual Zumbi, who is building a community lending library out of discarded books, and 18-year-old Suelem, who cannot tend to her children because of her work at the garbage dump. Enormous pride and, at the same time, the hopelessness of life at the dump is reflected in their faces. This brilliantly made documentary, with music by Moby, has won several awards at film festivals, including Sundance. It was also nominated for an Oscar for 2010. Thanks its protagonists, who exude pure human emotion, Waste Land offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art.

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Screenings

11.03. / 21:45 / Světozor velký sál
13.03. / 20:00 / Světozor malý sál
15.03. / 17:30 / Ponrepo Sold out
+ Debate: Petr Machálek (Hnutí DUHA) + moderator: Eva Hejralová

Category

Environmental Challenges

Production

Angus Aynsley
Almega Projects
6 Newburgh Street
London
W1F7RQ U.K.
tel: +44 207 479 7410
info@almegaprojects.net
www.almegaprojects.net