垃圾狂想曲 Waste Land
英國 UK & 巴西 Brazil / 2010 / 99 min / 導演 Director：Lucy WALKER
2010 日舞影展 觀眾票選最佳紀錄片
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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" - or 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 dignity and despair as the catadores begin to re-imagine their lives.
WALKER has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.