- Original title
- Running time
- 90 min.
- United Kingdom
Co-production United Kingdom-Brazil;
- Synopsis / Plot
- An uplifting feature documentary highlighting the transformative power of art and the beauty of the human spirit. Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik collaborates with the brilliant catadores, pickers of recyclable materials, true Shakespearean characters who live and work in the garbage quoting Machiavelli and showing us how to recycle ourselves.
: Oscar: Nominated for Best Documentary Feature
: Berlin Film Festival: Audience Award (Section Panorama)
: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best Documentary
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