Calendar Name: Cultural Events
Event Category: Cultural Affairs
Start Time: 07:00 PM
Weekday(s): Monday
Start Date: Monday, February 4, 2013
End Date: Monday, February 4, 2013

» Film: Wasteland


Monday, February 4
Film: Wasteland
Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 7 p.m.
Filmed over nearly three years, the film follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the worlds largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of catadores selfdesignated pickers of recyclable materials. Munizs initial objective was to paint the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to reimagine their lives. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271.