Waste Land - Ecology Documentary

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The 2010 British-Brazilian documentary explored Jardim Gramacho, which is the world’s largest garbage landfill. In 2010, the team decided to make a documentary about the garbage landfill, and show how artists can use garbage to transform our lives.

The documentary follows artist Vik Muniz, who works with the so-called catadores, men and women who pick through the refuse, to create art out of recycled material.

The artist selects six of the garbage pickers to pose as subjects in a series of photographs mimicking famous paintings.

The money created by selling of the artworks was given back to the catadores, as well as the prize money from the film awards. That was all done in an effort to help catadores and their community. Working on the movie helped Vik change the catadores lives, but also his own life.

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