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Waste Land -- 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.

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Release Date:
22 October 2010 (Poland) See more »
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Tagline:
What happens in the world's largest trash city will transform you.
Plot:
An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 28 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Recycling Yourself See more (22 total) »

Cast

 

Vik Muniz ... Himself

Directed by
Lucy Walker 
Karen Harley (co-director)
João Jardim (co-director)
 
Produced by
Angus Aynsley .... producer
Andrea Barata Ribeiro .... executive producer
Jackie De Botton .... executive producer (as Jackie de Botton)
Miel De Botton .... executive producer (as Miel de Botton Aynsley)
Hank Levine .... producer
Peter Martin .... co-producer
Fernando Meirelles .... executive producer
Emilia Mello .... associate producer
Alex Moreno .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Moby 
 
Cinematography by
Ernesto Herrmann 
Dudu Miranda (director of photography)
Heloísa Passos (co-director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Pedro Kos 
 
Production Management
Cristina Abi .... executive post producer
Tiago Arakilian .... post-production supervisor
Mahyad Tousi .... unit production manager
 
Sound Department
Aloisio Compasso .... sound mixer
Ludovic Lasserre .... sound recordist: London unit
Samuel Lehmer .... sound re-recording mixer
José Moreau Louzeiro .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
David Breslin .... photo retoucher
Gary Breslin .... visual effects designer
Martin Cobelo .... digital compositor
Ronaldo Alves de Lima .... digital compositor
Forrest Heidel .... visual effects producer
Maria Catherine Sandoval .... visual effects coordinator
Raphael Zwyer .... digital artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Barney Davis .... Steadicam operator
Luz Guerra .... assistant camera
Vladimir Mancaro .... second assistant camera
Aaron Phillips .... additional cinematography
Rob Wilton .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Adriana Pinheiro Torres .... casting researcher
 
Editorial Department
Hebert Marmo .... colorist
Fabian Remy .... assistant editor
Samy Waitzberg .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Shirine Best .... development executive: almega projects
Mauro Blanco .... dialogue translator
Ellie Emptage .... production assistant
Karen Harley .... co-director
João Jardim .... co-director
David Magdael .... publicist
Sophie Ollivier .... legal and business affairs
Giulia Setembrino .... production assistant
Nour Wazzi .... production and post-production manager
 
Thanks
Eduardo Lyon .... thanks
 

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99 min
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Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Ontario/Quebec) | Germany:o.Al. | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | UK:PG

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Female garbage picker:It's better than during the day, there are less people. It's better than being out there, like a lot of people, prostituting yourself. We are working honestly.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Recycling Yourself, 15 March 2011
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

I had only heard little about 'Waste Land' and didn't know what to expect other than be introduced to some artworks by Vik Muniz. Also the concept of making art from garbage and involving the garbage pickers who work at the dumpsite got me curious. What I got from this film in the end was far more than what I expected. The camera follows Muniz to the world's largest waste land in Rio de Janeiro. One by one the viewer is introduced to some of the people who work there while Muniz proposes his project to them. The people, who are considered by many, to be of the lowest of classes, are portrayed beautifully as high spirited people, in this film. Just like any other common working human being, the pickers work hard to provide for their families and many of them are quite proud of what they do . There is also a wonderful sense of unity. What Muniz offers them is to be a part of something big, to dream again. It's a sight to behold, when the workers' faces light up as they realize they are becoming/ have become a part of something unique, beautiful and important. These are three adjectives that I'd additionally use to describe this inspiring, insightful and unique gem.

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