Waste Land

Details
Genre:
Documentary
Run Time:
98 min
Language:
English
Cast:
Vik Muniz
Director:
Lucy Walker, Karen Harley (co-director), João Jardim (co-director)
Plot Summary

Renowned artist Vik Muniz and a group of landfill scavengers take an emotional journey from a giant garbage dump in Rio de Janeiro to the most prestigious auction houses and museums in the world. Ultimately, the alchemic transformation of trash into art also transforms the artist and his collaborators, taking them to entirely new worlds.

Festivals and Awards

Sundance Film Festival, USA, January 2010

*Winner: Audience Award for Best World Cinema Documentary

Berlinale, Germany, February 2010

*Winner: Audience Award Panorama Publikumspreis for Best Film

*Winner: Amnesty International Award

True / False Film Festival, USA, February 2010

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, USA, April 2010

*Winner: Audience Award for Best Film

Dallas International Film Festival, USA, April 2010

*Winner: $25,000 Target Filmmaker Award

*Winner: Best Documentary

Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania, May 2010

Seattle International Film Festival, USA, May 2010

*Winner: Golden Space Needle Audience Award for Best Documentary

Sound Unseen, USA, June 2010

Berkshire Film Festival, USA, June 2010

Maui Film Festival, USA, June 2010

*Winner: Audience Award for Best World Cinema Documentary

Provincetown Film Festival, USA, June 2010

*Winner: Audience Award for Best Documentary

Art Film Festival, Slovakia, June 2010

SilverDocs, USA, June 2010

Martha’s Vineyard Film Series, USA, June 2010

Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, June 2010

Provincetown International Film Festival, USA, June 2010

*Winner: HBO Audience Award Best Documentary Feature

Les Rencontres d’Arles, France, July 2010

MoMA, USA, July 2010

Paulinia Film Festival, Brazil, July 2010

*Winner: Jury Award for Best Film

*Winner: Audience Award for Best Film

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, July 2010

Aspen Film Series, July 2010

Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, July 2010

*Winner: Best Documentary

*Winner: Audience Choice Best Film

*Winner: Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, July 2010

Two Riversides Film Festival, Poland, July 2010

Martha’s Vineyard Film Series, USA, August 2010

Oakland Underground Film Festival, USA, September 2010

High Museum of Art, USA, September 2010

Latin American Film Festival, USA, September 2010

Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, Brazil, September 2010

Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Lithuania, September 2010

Texture Film & Theatre Festival, Russia, September 2010

Pyongyang International Film Festival, North Korea, September 2010

Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, Trinidad, September 2010

*Winner: Best Documentary Film

Kaunas International Film Festival, Lithuania, October 2010

Unabhaengiges Film Fest Osnabrueck, Germany, October 2010

Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE, October 2010

London Film Festival, UK, October 2010

Bioneers Moving Image Festival, USA, October 2010

Chicago International Film Festival, USA, October 2010