over 6 years
hermoso documental. muy recomendado para quienes buscan belleza en la verdad.
almost 7 years
Best movie I have watched in a very very long time.
Very inspiring film that will change your view on art, work and the meaning of life.
Waste Land is a 2010 documentary directed by Lucy Walker, João Jardim and Karen Harley. The film documents two years of work of Brazilian contemporary modern artist Vik Muniz in creating art with the cooperation of scavengers of recyclables working at Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest landfills, serving the metropolis of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Together with people employed to pick out recyclable material from garbage, Muniz creates from actual landfill trash large-scale mosaic portraits that are sold at art auctions in London and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo.
The film portrays the lives of the garbage pickers and their working conditions as well as Muniz's efforts to help them to gain recognition and better living conditions.
Original title: Lixo Extraordinário (Portuguese for extraordinary garbage).
The film received critical acclaim, holding an 100% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes as of September 2011.