Waste Land

  • June 29 · 8:00 PM
  • Lighthouse Cinema (off Cuba St)

Plenty of door sales available. Online tickets are closed.
Proceeds going to Kaibosh.org.nz


Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, 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. 

Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

7.9/10 on IMDB

* So you know : Proceeds to Kaibosh = $20 ticket minus $11 to venue and $1 to eventfinder and 50c for Card/Merchant fee, so $7.50 per ticket will go to Kaibosh. \m/

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  • Dave K.

    Thanks to you lot I've just transferred $351 over to Kaibosh. Good work :)

    2 · June 30

  • Kate R.

    Thanks Dave and Astrid! Beautiful film.

    June 30

  • Adele J.

    What a great movie. I shudder to think about cooking in the middle of the dump and I worried about the changes to the pickers lives that the artist brought with him but it seems like they were mostly really positive.

    June 30

  • Sue H.


    June 30

  • Dave K.

    I should be at the venue a little after 7, and look forward to having a drink to unwind after work! See you up on that mezzanine bit :)

    June 29

  • Ramsey M.

    It's a tremendous film, I suspect that the audience will thoroughly enjoy it.

    1 · June 23

  • Dave K.

    Hello film lovers :) Looking forward to next week's screening so here's a timely reminder that you need to purchase tickets from http://eventfinder.co.nz/2015/waste-land/wellington Anyone fancy catching up at the venue a bit early? 7/7:30pm up on that cosy mezzanine/balcony they have there?

    2 · June 22

    • astrid

      Martin Andrew from Kaibosh is all confirmed to say a wee something at the start to. See you at the mezzanine 😀

      1 · June 22

  • Dave K.

    Hello! A blurry good morning Monday to you. Tickets are now available for this screening of Waste Land at http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/waste-land/wellington ... and I've worked out that $7.50 per ticket will be going to support Kaibosh.org.nz
    Spread the good word and we'll see you there! Cheers.

    June 8

  • Dave K.

    Evening all. An update on this screening :
    Astrid has awesomely proposed we make this screening a fundraiser for http://Kaibosh.org.nz, so we're just waiting on confirmation from the LightHouse on that. If that comes together tickets will be $20.

    June 2

  • Dave K.

    Evening all. So you know, we have permission to screen this film and are simply waiting for responses from a screening venue to be able to start our 2015 season in April/May. Cheers :)

    1 · March 5

  • Jessica C.

    wow, this looks great :)

    March 5

  • joydegeus

    sounds good to me!

    January 2

  • Nicki

    Yes, good choice...

    January 1

  • joydegeus

    Sounds like a great movie

    November 22

  • astrid

    This is a great film! Very thought provoking

    September 10

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