waste land: vic muniz

Waste Land is simply a wonderful documentary that I think everyone should see.  Filmmaker Lucy Walker follows artist Vic Muniz from New York back to his homeland in Brazil to create an art project that incorporates materials picked out of the garbage with the help of workers at a massive dump.  The story is about more than art or the process of art or efforts to make change and because Muniz is such a positive character to follow, the sobering topic of poverty is handled with grace and often illustrates levity. 

Here is a link to the movie website. 

Here is a link to the movie on Netflix.

Watch the movie's trailer here:

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