WorldCat Identities

Almega Projects (Firm)

Works: 3 works in 16 publications in 2 languages and 1,413 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films 
Classifications: TR647.M86, 709.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Almega Projects (Firm)
Waste land by Lucy Walker( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooklyn based artist Vik Muniz grew up poor in Brazil. This film follows him as he returns to Rio de Janeiro, specifically to Jardim Gramacho, or "Garbage Garden." The world's largest landfill, it receives 7,000 tons daily, an astonishing 70% of all Rio's garbage. "We are not pickers of garbage; we are pickers of recyclable materials," says Tião, a catadore, or trash picker who thinks of himself and his fellows as environmentalists. The pickers have a union, which has built a recycling center, medical clinic, day care and skills-training centers, and community lending library of discarded books for their members. Muniz photographs a number of the pickers, reworks the photographs with garbage, and auctions several in London. Believing in the transformative power of art, Muniz donates the proceeds to the pickers who posed, in recognition of their lives, in honor of the dignity of their work
A man's story by Ozwald Boateng( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Ozwald Boateng, the first black tailor, as well as the youngest, to set up shop on London's Savile Row. Follows Boateng over a twelve-year period during which he achieves preeminent status in the world of men's high fashion
Lixo extraordinário [documentário]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill of the day, Jardim Gramacho. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work under the hot sun collecting recyclable materials such as bottles, plastic, and metal to be sold to wholesalers. Muniz invites the catadores to add refuse to his art, photographing the work from overhead. The finished artwork will then be on display in museums and auctions around the world
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.24 for Waste land ... to 0.43 for Lixo extra ...)