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Waste Land [videorecording]

Almega Projects presents ; an Almega Projects and 02 Filmes production ; directed by Lucy Walker ; produced by Angus Aynsley ; produced by Hank Levine
Video; DVD
Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill of the day, Jardim Gramacho. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work under the hot sun collecting recyclable materials such as bottles, plastic, and metal to be sold to wholesalers. Muniz invites the catadores to add refuse to his art, photographing the work from overhead. The finished artwork will then be on display in museums and auctions around the world.
Lucy Walker; João Jardim; Karen Harley
Vik Muniz, Fabio Ghivelder, Isis Rodrigues Garros, José Carlos da Silva Baia Lopes (Zumbi), Sebastião Carlos dos Santos (Tião), Valter dos Santos, Ledie Laurentina da Silva (Irmã), Magna de França Santos, Suelem Pereira Dias.
Release Date
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99 min.
English and Portuguese with English subtitles
  • Title from container.
  • Videodisc release of a 2009 motion picture.
  • Special features: Extended bonus footage; "Beyond Gramacho"; "An untold story."
Variant Title
Related Title
Untold story.
Awards Note
2010 Sundance Audience Award World Cinema Documentary; 2011 Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
Arthouse films
Arthouse films (Series)
Series Statement
Arthouse films ; 019
Arthouse films (Series) ; 019
9781422915134, 1422915131
Cinematography, Dudu Miranda ; editing, Pedro Kos ; music, Moby ; co-directors, João Jardim, Karen Harley.
[New York] : Distributed by New Video, c2011.
Publisher no.
  • NNVG239301 Arthouse Films
  • NNVG239301 New Video Group
1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1; Dolby Digital stereo.
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