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3.9
649 Ratings

Waste Land

Brazil, United Kingdom, 2010
Documentary

Synopsis

International art star Vik Muniz journeys to his native Brazil to collaborate with “catadores”–self-designated pickers of recyclable materials–in the world’s largest garbage dump, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage.

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Waste Land Directed by Lucy Walker, João Jardim, Karen Harley

Awards & Festivals

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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