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Author: Lucy WalkerJoão JardimKaren HarleyAngus AynsleyHank LevineAll authors
Publisher: London : Entertainment One UK Limited, 2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Vik Muniz; Vik Muniz
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Walker; João Jardim; Karen Harley; Angus Aynsley; Hank Levine; Moby.; Vik Muniz; Almega Projects (Firm); 02 Filmes (Firm); Entertainment One (Firm)
OCLC Number: 825517081
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Credits: Cinematography, Dudu Miranda ; editor, Pedro Kos ; music, Moby.
Performer(s): Vik Muniz.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 95 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD PAL, region 2 ; Dolby digital ; ratio 16:9 (1.78:1).
Responsibility: Almega Projects presents an Almega Projects and 02 Filmes production ; directed by Lucy Walker ; co-directed by João Jardim, Karen Harley ; produced by Hank Levine, Angus Aynsley.

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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 catadores 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 catadores, reworks the photographs with garbage, and auctions several in London. Believing in the transformative power of art, Muniz donates the proceeds to the catadores who posed, in recognition of their lives, in honor of the dignity of their work.

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