Screening: Wasteland

Friday, June 2, 7-9pm

Saturday, June 3, 2-4pm

Member Price $10.00

Public Price $12.00

Student Price $8.00

Filmed over nearly three years, Wasteland 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 catadoresself-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Munizs 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 and co-directors Joo 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.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition As If Sand Were Stone


Screening: Wasteland

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