The Weatherspoon Art Museum is hosting a film screening at 6:30 p.m. tonight as part of the Sustainability Film Series.
“Waste Land follows renowned contemporary artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. The film documents Muniz’s collaboration with the self-described ‘catadores’ or pickers of recyclable materials as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage. 2010 Sundance World Cinema Audience Award Winner and 2010 Full Frame Documentary Festival Audience Award Winner.
The Weatherspoon along with the UNCG Sustainability Committee presents the 5th Annual Sustainability Film & Discussion series to address current issues affecting the environment. The year long series features new documentary films and post-screening discussions with local experts.”
I toured the municipal dump where people live in Guatemala City while I was there. I can only imagine how much larger and more intense it is in Rio de Janeiro.