Waste Land at the GreenFilmFest

30 08 2011

On Sunday, at the GreenFilmFest (International environment Film Festival) I saw an excellent Academy Award nominee documentary, “Waste Land.”

It tells how Vik Muniz, the contemporary best-selling Brazilian artist in the U.S., returns home to take an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest garbage dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik works with the so-called “catadores”, collectors of recyclable materials, who live and work in the garbage and are transformed by the power of art.

Directed by Lucy Walker, Fernando Meirelles as executive producer and music by Moby.

A truly must see!

El domingo en el GreenFilmFest (Festival internacional de cine ambiental) vi un excelente documental nominado al Oscar, “Waste Land”.

Cuenta como Vik Muniz, el artista brasilero contemporáneo más vendido en Estados Unidos, vuelve a su país para emprender un emotivo viaje desde Jardim Gramacho, el mayor basural del mundo en las afueras de Río de Janeiro, hasta el mundo del arte internacional. Vik colabora con los llamados “catadores”, recolectores de materiales reciclables, que viven y trabajan en la basura y se ven transformados por el poder del arte.

Dirigido por Lucy Walker, Fernando Meirelles como productor ejecutivo y con musica de Moby.

Realmente imperdible!

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