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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.

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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.

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