Waste Land | 2010

Foreign, Documentary
An examination of the lives of Brazilian trash pickers who make their living by scavenging through the world's largest landfill for recyclable materials.
Writers: N/A
Stars: Vik Muniz
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations | full awards »


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Almega Projects

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In the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, garbage pickers make their living by scavenging through the discards of others for recyclable materials. Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, who utilizes the landfill for trash that he uses in his work, documents the trash pickers, revealing the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit.


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