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Waste Land (Brazil 2010)- Latino/Latina Film Series

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Mar 22, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rocklin Campus K 1 (Bookstore)
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677
Free and open to All
Dr. Reyes Ortega, reyesortega@sierracollege.edu

Welcome, bienvenidos to the Latino/Latina Film Series at Sierra College! Come see this great movie! Distruta!

Event Details

Waste Land (Brazil, 2010)

  • Directors: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley & João Jardim
  • Documentary Location: Cross Cultural Center, Rm. K-1
  • Rating: Not Rated 
  • (1hr 39min)

WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vic Muniz as he journeys to his native Brazil and the world’s largest waste area, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “ catadores” – self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to paint the catadores. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters reveal both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives and the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival – Audience Award for Best World Cinema Documentary.

Since 2014, the annual Film Series introduces audiences to the power of film as both an art form and an opportunity to learn about the diversity of themes and genres within the *Latino community.
Whether it is focused in Realism, Classicism, or Formalism – from documentary to fiction to the avant-garde – films offer valuable points-of-view and, in the tech-driven 21st century, greater accessibility to those points-of-view. The Latino/Latina Film Series offers viewers an opportunity to understand, evaluate, and see their own story in the films of others.
Enjoy . . . disfruta!

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