Sunday, April 17, 2011
This week instead of doing the piles of homework that was assigned to me, I ended up watching Wasteland, which is a documentary about the world's largest landfill in Rio de Janeiro. Artist Vik Muniz spent two years working with the local garbage pickers who live off the little money they make sorting through mountains of waste to remove the recyclable objects. Muniz hired the pickers to help create stunning portraits of themselves out the materials they work with every day, trash. This film was an incredible look into how much of the world lives. It also makes you consider where your garbage goes when you put it out on the curb every week.