Présentation du film Waste Land


Présentation du film Waste Land

02.05 — 02.05 / 2013


Presentation of the documentary Waste Land – recipient of numerous awards

It is in a reflection on the territory and industrialization – and deindustrialization, initiated by Andreas Rutkauskas’ Petrolia exhibition, that we present the documentary Waste Land, which features Vik Muniz’s work with a population from Rio de Janeiro working in the huge dumps on the periphery of the megapolis.

Beer glasses and discussions will follow the presentation.

Free entry / / English with French subtitles

Thursday May 2 at 7:30 pm at Sporobole

Synopsis :

«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.»

The exposition Petrolia continues until May 2.

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