"Wasteland" Documentary Coming to a Theater New You

I want to see this movie. Let's hope it plays at the Magic Lantern, Spokane's independent small theater that has quietly re-opened in recent weeks.

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WASTE LAND Official Trailer from Emily Rothschild on Vimeo.

 

Here's the description:

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows 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.