Movie W is presenting a special screening of the world-famous documentary WASTE LAND in collaboration with Stichting RUW. This heart-warming, hopeful and mind-altering Brazilian film, accompanied by an enchanting soundtrack by Moby, portrays the lives of a group of waste collectors on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. In 2010 the film was awarded the audience awards of numerous festivals, amongst them IDFA, Berlinale and Sundance. The film also won the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Award and was nominated Best Documentary 2010 at 22 film festivals. Tickets: only € 2,50
The successful art photographer Vik Muniz, who uses natural materials to create his portraits, returns from his adopted home of Brooklyn to his native Rio de Janeiro. His intention is to create art from garbage. At Jardim Gramacho, one of the world’s largest landfills on the outskirts of Rio, he meets the catadores (garbage pickers) who sift through the thousands of tons of garbage looking for recyclable materials. But what starts out as a search for artistic inspiration quickly becomes a deeper social involvement. Muniz, who managed to make his own way out of the favelas, recognises both the desperate situation in which the catadores find themselves, as well as their hope for a better life. Muniz succeeds where modern art rarely does – in changing their lives. Just as the garbage they collect is elevated to Art, so these discarded people obtain a new value.
A guest speaker will host a discussion after the film. The guest speaker will be introduced on the Movie W website.