Waste Land

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Released 2010

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Director:
Lucy Walker
Released:
2010
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Waste Land is a documentary about atist Vik Muniz, who returns to his native Brazil to launch a project at Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest garbage dump.

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  • 90

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    "We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials," Tião, an impoverished Brazilian catadore, or trash picker, declares to a talk-show host in Lucy Walker's i...

  • 80

    Variety

    Lucy Walker's Waste Land takes his (Vik Muniz) project one step deeper by actually getting to know Muniz's models, which brings a compelling human-interest dimension to the sort of...

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It is miserable work, even after they grow accustomed to the smell. But it is useful work, and I have been thinking much about the happiness to be found by work that is honest and ...

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    Arts, Documentary, Drama

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    Experimental, Foreign Language, Historical, Art & Artists