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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 »
Genre:
Tagline:
What happens in the world's largest trash city will transform you.
Plot:
On the outskirts of Rio de Janiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 28 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Recycle of life 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
Marina Pereira .... release coordinator
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/Manitoba) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Ontario/Quebec) | Germany:0 | New Zealand:M | Portugal:M/6 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | UK:PG

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Quotes:
Valter:[talking about the importance of recycling] People sometimes say "But one single can?" One single can is of great importance. Because 99 is not 100, and that single one will make the difference.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Music for the Twin Peaks EpisodeSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Recycle of life, 13 August 2011
Author: Clark Richards from United States

It's hard to not be moved by this film. Although the film takes about an hour to get going, once the movie gets its footing you will be mesmerized by how transformative creativity can be for the soul. You want a happy ending for everyone involved, you want everyone to leave their metallic shacks to live in houses with plumbing, you want in essence a perfect world...no warts and all.

However, only Hollywood scripts give birth to such wild fantasy and this film is real and by its own measure, the happiness we see, while real, may only be fleeting.

Waste Land is an excellent film.

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