'Waste Land' official trailer from Strawberry Earth on Vimeo.
WASTE LAND follows philanthropic 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 goal is to inspire the “catadores” to see themselves in a new way creating a heart-warming tale of self-reinvention, creativity and innovation. Director
Lucy Walker creates an illuninating, beautiful and moving masterpiece that warms the heart and inspires the soul.
'The Slum Dog Millionaire of documentaries, an inspiring deeply moving crowd pleaser. '
Audience Award for Best World Cinema Documentary, Amnesty International Human Rights Film Award, Audience Award for Best Documentary at IDFA plus more.