Watch the Trailer for Waste Land, a Documentary About Beauty and Trash

In a new documentary, an artist named Vik Muniz returns to Brazil to create portraits of the people who work in the world's largest landfill.


Jardim Gramacho, outside of Rio, is the world's largest landfill. In a new documentary called Waste Land, Vik Muniz, a Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based artist, returns to create portraits, made from the trash itself, of the so-called "catadores" who work there.

It looks like an interesting peek at a subculture you're not likely to be exposed to otherwise, a helpful reminder that we're creating incredible volumes of trash, and a nice example of the redemptive power of art.