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Waste Land Screening, 19th November 2010

All are welcome to a free screening of Waste Land (winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the ttff/10), being hosted by Studiofilmclub and Sustain T&T.;

Date: Friday 19 November
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Studiofilmclub, Fernandes Compound, Laventille

The band Jewels of Nature will perform before and after the screening.

A synopsis of the film:

“The moment when one thing turns into another is the most beautiful moment,” says Vik Muniz, the Brazilian artist at the centre of this extraordinary film. Shot over nearly three years, Waste Land follows Muniz, arguably his country’s top contemporary artist, as he journeys from his base in Brooklyn to 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 dignity and despair as the catadores begin to re-imagine their lives. Waste Land is a stirring testament to the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

Date: Fri 19 Nov, 2010
Category: ttff news and features

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