A profoundly moving documentary that delves into the creative process of an artist and shows how Art can truly change people, and the most fascinating is to see the deep and unexpected relationship that grows between the artist and the people who are the subject of his creation. http://www.filmotrope.com
"A joy to watch despite the abject poverty it contains, Waste Land transcends the artist-doc format.... Easily as concerned with social and environmental issues as it is with the fine-art career that sets it in motion, the movie never focuses on big issues at the expense of the individuals it encounters." - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
Impressive document that shows an artist returning to his country and giving back to his people, in a creative process that allows us to reflect on the impact of waste on the lives of those that live on the fringe of society, not giving up their dignity. This is the "The Gleaners and I" of the 2010's and its perfect companion for a double session.
This is not as entertaining as "Exit Through Gift Shop", another Best Doc Oscar nominee this year about an exceptional artist. This is not as shocking as "Gas Land", another nominee about the environmental issue. This one, however, looks the most expensive, though.
[part2] it's the surface that the movie barely scratches... she can do nothing more than hang it on her wall and stare at a suffered face, so familiar but still alien 'cause of its original purpose, to serve as a dispositif on which a movie could be made... people stay the same while poverty is still profitable.