Waste Land & Ilha das Flores

Waste Land

 Lucy Walker, Karen Harley (2010).100min

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Ilha das Flores

Jorge Furtado (Brazil, 1990). 13min

 


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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The ironic, heartbreaking and acid "saga" of a spoiled tomato: from the plantation of a "Nisei" (Brazilian with Japanese origins); to a supermarket; to a consumer's kitchen to become sauce for pork meat; to the garbage can since it is spoiled for consumption; to a garbage truck from where it lands in a garbage dump in "Ilha das Flores"; to the selection of nutriment for pigs by the employees of a pigs breeder; to become food for poor Brazilian people.

WEDNESDAY, NOV 9th | Greensboro

Jarrell Lecture Hall. Jackson LibraryUniversity of North Carolina-G

7pm.

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