Detroit Film Theatre
Friday, January 14, 2011 – Sunday, January 16, 2011
(Brazil/UK/2010—directed by Lucy Walker)
Winner of the coveted Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil. On the outskirts of Rio, Muniz has over the course of three years filmed a staggering portrait of catadores – self-designated pickers of recyclable materials at the world’s largest garbage dump. In this unimaginable landscape, director Lucy Walker has created a vision of both dignity and despair: stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the awesome alchemy of the human spirit. Human Rights Award, Amnesty International. In English and Portuguese with English subtitles.
“Beautiful, inspiring and profoundly moving.” –Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times