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Waste Land (Film Screening & Discussion)

Waste LandA Symposium Against Indifference: Environmental Sustainability Program

WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys 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”—self­designated 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 re­imagine their lives. Waste Land offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.  The film will be followed by a brief discussion.

Co-sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence

Start Date: 
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

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