Starring: Vik Muniz
Directed by Lucy Walker, Karen Harley & João Jardim

This documentary follows Brazilian artist Vik Muniz as he builds a large-scale modern art project that involves several of the catadores who make a living scavenging for recyclable materials at Jardim Gramacho, one of the world’s largest landfills, located near Rio de Janeiro.

Pick through trash pickers
Wade through the refuse and filth
Find value, find art

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Waste Land is now playing in select cities.
It is a 2011 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary.