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Waste Land

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Waste Land

Release Date: January 24, 2010

Year    :   2010
Slogan    :   «What happens in the world's largest trash city will transform you.»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   O2 Filmes, Almega Projects
Director    :   Lucy Walker
Producers    :   Fernando Meirelles, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Hank Levine, Mahyad Tousi, Peter Martin, Angus Aynsley
Writers    :   Lucy Walker
RunTime    :   90 mins.
Budget    :   1500000
Revenue    :   187716

An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves.

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