National Recycling Week film screening – “Waste Land”

Alice Springs Public Library is presenting a special National Recycling Week screening of “Waste Land”. Thursday 10 November, 7pm.

Located just outside Rio de Janeiro, Jardim Gramacho, Brazil, is the world’s largest garbage landfill. Modern artist Vik Muniz works with the so-called catadores, the men and women who pick through the refuse, to create art out of recycled materials. Muniz selects six of the garbage pickers to pose as subjects in a series of photographs mimicking famous paintings. In his desire to assist the catadores and change their lives, Muniz finds himself changed as well.

“Especially mesmerizing are the wordless sequences of the garbage pickers at work—Moby-scored montages that hauntingly convey the otherworldly feel of the place.” Variety Magazine

Film details: Released 2010 ‧ Biography/Documentary ‧ 1h 40m

No bookings required. Light refreshments served.

Thursday 10 November 2016
7pm – 9pm
Alice Springs Public Library
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