Past Meetup

Waste Land

This Meetup is past

22 people went

Details

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

https://vimeo.com/16290358

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/