Wasteland free screening at the Free Film Festival at Sanford Housing Coop

Braziliarty is pleased to partner with the New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival in 2016 to screen “Waste Land” a film directed by Lucy Walker about the work of the artist Vik Muniz.

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.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/16290358

Date: 24 April 2016

Location: Sanford Housing Co-operative

Sanford Walk, London, SE14 6NB


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