Monday, June 27, 2011

Waste Land

Hardcore!!! Vic Muniz filmt Menschen, die von Müll leben - WOW... in der Nähe von Rio de Janeiro - sehr beeindruckend. Den Preis hat er sich redlich verdient, und Moby steuerte die Musik bei - das verdient ebenfalls Respekt, meine ich!!!

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”—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 the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives. Director Lucy Walker (DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, BLINDSIGHT and COUNTDOWN TO ZERO) and co-directors João 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.
via mindsdelight.
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