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Waste Land


Director:Lucy Walker


10/23 10:45- 10/28 17:00-

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98min English, Portuguese Color HDCAM | 2010 Brazil=U.K. | 

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Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "Catadores"―or selfdesignated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz's 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 dignity and despair as the Catadores begin to re-imagine their lives. Walker (Devil's Playground, Blindsight) has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.

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10/23 10:45 - 12:23 (98min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1300(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1500(Tax included)


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10/28 17:00 - 18:38 (98min.)

Advance Tickets ¥1300(Tax included) |Tickets at the Door ¥1500(Tax included)


* Please note that the screening schedule, Q&A and Greeting from the Stage are subject to change. The stage appearances of guests and scheduled closing time of the show may change according to circumstances.

* Advance Tickets can be purchased by telephone/internet and from convenience stores (CircleKSunkus, Lawson) and playguide on First-come basis.

* Please be forewarned that the number of Tickets at the Door is limited. Tickets at the Door can be only purchased two tickets per person. You are kindly requested not to form a queue before the theater in the late-evening.

Lucy Walker

Born in London. After graduating Oxford University at the top of her class with a BA Hons and MA Oxon in Literature, Walker won a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the Graduate Film Program at NYU and earned MFA. Her other works include Devil's Playground that examines the struggle of Amish teenagers and Blindsight that follows the journey of blind Tibetan teenagers who climb up Mt. Everest.

ヴィック・ムニーズ    Executive Producer:Miel de Botton Aynsley    Executive Producer:Andrea Barata Ribeiro    Executive Producer:Jackie de Botton    :

Vik Muniz    

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