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Waste Land at Christie Pits Film Festival

In 2009, internationally renowned Brazilian photographer Vik Muniz began an ambitious project to make large-scale artworks in collaboration with workers at Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, on the edge of Rio de Janeiro. The award-winning documentary WASTE LAND is a deeply moving portrait of urban gleaners living on the geographical and social margins of a city, yet whose work is integral to the environmental sustainability of the metropolis.

WASTE LAND will be paired with two short films that similarly address the delicate relationship between one’s home, livelihood, and mental health. BIRD, the directorial debut of Canadian actor Molly Parker, explores the fragile lives of an adult family whose precarious subsistence is jeopardized when a beloved pet escapes. WHAT REMAINS, by local documentarians Lisa Rideout and Corinne Dunphy, captures the slow decay of Toronto’s famous Captain John’s restaurant ship.

Films @ Sundown (9pm)
Eats & Treats @ 6pm by The Arepa RepublicThe Pop Stand & popcorn at the festival canteen

Free / PWYC (suggested donation $10), not a ticketed event
Accessible venue 
Feature films are screened with captioning
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WASTE LAND (Lucy Walker, 2010)
With short films
WHAT REMAINS (Corinne Dunphy & Lisa Rideout, 2013) 
BIRD (Molly Parker, 2017)

CPFF thanks tonight's Presenting Sponsor, Houselink Community Homes, and Lead Sponsor Waterfront Toronto.
Co-presented by Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary FestivalPlanet In FocusDavid Suzuki FoundationBreakthroughs Film Festival 2018 & The MUFF Society

Waste Land at Christie Pits Film Festival

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