- Directed By: Lucy Walker
- 99 Minutes
- Friday, September 16, 2011 6:30 p.m.
Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. (Digital presentation.)
Academy Award nominated producer (and IU Alum) Angus Aynsley is scheduled to be present.