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On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro 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... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 27 wins & 10 nominations.
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Directed by

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Lucy Walker
Karen Harley ... (co-director)
João Jardim ... (co-director)

Produced by

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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)
Jannat Gargi ... Producer: Imaging
Hank Levine ... producer
Peter Martin ... co-producer
Fernando Meirelles ... executive producer
Emilia Mello ... associate producer
Alex Moreno ... executive producer

Music by

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Moby

Cinematography by

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Ernesto Herrmann
Dudu Miranda ... director of photography
Heloísa Passos ... co-director of photography

Film Editing by

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Pedro Kos

Editorial Department

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Hebert Marmo ... colorist
Gigio Pelosi ... colorist
Fabian Remy ... assistant editor
Samy Waitzberg ... assistant editor

Production Management

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Cristina Abi ... executive post producer
Tiago Arakilian ... post-production supervisor
Mariana Cassa ... production manager
Mahyad Tousi ... unit production manager

Sound Department

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Aloysio Compasso ... sound mixer (as Aloisio Compasso)
Ludovic Lasserre ... sound recordist: London unit
Samuel Lehmer ... re-recording mixer
José Moreau Louzeiro ... sound mixer

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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

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Barney Davis ... steadicam operator
Luz Guerra ... assistant camera
Vladimir Mancaro ... second assistant camera
Aaron Phillips ... additional cinematography
Rob Wilton ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Adriana Pinheiro Torres ... casting researcher

Other crew

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Shirine Best ... development executive: almega projects
Mauro Blanco ... dialogue translator
Eleanor Emptage ... production assistant (as Ellie Emptage)
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

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Eduardo Lyon ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines What happens in the world's largest trash city will transform you. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Lixo Extraordinário (Brazil)
  • Art Is Garbage (United Kingdom)
  • Extraordinary Garbage (United Kingdom)
  • Wasteland (World-wide, English title)
  • Lixo Extraordinário (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $291,307

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Isolate See more »
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.
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