by Lucy Walker (98 min) 2010
The uplifting story of Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and a lively group of “catadores”, or pickers of recyclable materials, who find a way out of the world’s largest garbage dump in Rio to the most prestigious auction house in London via the surprising transformation of refuse into contemporary art.
“The moment when one thing turns into another is the most beautiful moment”xx- Vik Muniz
Waste Land was the first film ever to win the Audience Awards at both Sundance and Berlin International Film Festivals. The much celebrated film also won this year’s Audience Awards at Full Frame, Provincetown and Maui film festivals, as well as the Amnesty International Award at Berlin, and the $25,000 Target Best Documentary Award at the Dallas International Film Festival.
Meet the filmmaker!
Meet the Filmmaker!
Lucy Walker has directed four feature documentary films, two of which premiered at Sundance 2010. She grew up in London, began directing plays in high school, studied at Oxford University, and won a Fulbright Scholarship to attend New York University’s Graduate Film Program where she earned her MFA.
Ms Walker is best known for directing four feature documentary films: Devil’s Playground (2002), Blindsight (2006), Countdown to Zero (2010), and Waste Land (2010).
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