Screening

Camera as Witness Presents documentary WASTE LAND

Sponsored by Camera as Witness/Stanford Arts, Anderson Collection and Stanford Film Society

When

Thursday, December 26, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Anderson Collection at Stanford University
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650 725-0012

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Camera as Witness/Stanford Arts and Anderson Collection Museum present
ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE series 
co-presented with Stanford Film Society

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. 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. The filmmakers offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, João Jardim. Brazil/UK/USA, 99 min

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