Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Waste Land

Few weeks ago, I wrote about JR and his ‘paper and glue’ projects that could show awful local truths to the whole world. And then accidentally I found Waste Land on Itunes. The film about Vik Muniz, an artist who went to world’s largest garbage landfills to find inspiration, was nominated for this year’s Oscar. Just like JR, Vik Muniz had an objective: to change the world. Impossible, as JR’s mission. I think the difference is that he changed a whole community for real. He didn’t just glued posters on walls, but he took a few people that worked on a waste landfill and made them be involved in his art work. He gave them the chance to create. And that chance to put your hands in something other than garbage, drugs and poverty is what can really change reality in poor areas. it’s a life changing documentary.

WASTE LAND Official Trailer from Almega Projects on Vimeo.

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