Who loves going to the movies? A new and thought provoking film named Waste Land is being released THIS week, documenting the story and amazing artwork created by the “catadores” in Brazil, who work on the worlds largest rubbish dump – Jardim Gramacho located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
The film follows the journey of renowned artist Vik Muniz who travels to his native Brazil to photograph an eclectic band of “catadores” – self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Whilst it was Muniz’s initial objective to “paint” the catadores with garbage, the collaboration evolved into them creating artistic images of themselves out of garbage. This incredible artwork created from all manner of waste materials have since sold for hundreds of thousands dollars, and the money returned to the community to help them transform their lives.
Thanks to Hopscotch Films, 5 Double passes are available to see a screening of Waste Land at Sydney Hoyts Entertainment Quarter commencing December 1, 2011. To enter, simply leave a comment below! The winners will be drawn at random on Wednesday 31 November 2011 after 7pm, and sent to you ASAP!
**Also showing at Cinema Lygon, Melbourne from Dec 1, 2011.