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WASTE LAND

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Directed by Lucy Walker, João Jardim, Karen Harley
Brazil, United Kingdom, 2010
Documentary

Synopsis

Vik Muniz travels from Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho. There he photographs the “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. The collaboration reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they re-imagine their lives.

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Vik Muniz travels from Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho. There he photographs the “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. The collaboration reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they re-imagine their lives.

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Waste LandDirected byLucy Walker, João Jardim, Karen Harley

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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
2010 | 2 wins including: Amnesty International Film Prize
Academy Awards
2011 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features
Sundance Film Festival
2010 | Winner: World Cinema - Documentary (Audience Award)
São Paulo International Film Festival
2010 | Winner: Best Brazilian Documentary (Itamaraty Award)

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