[New York] : Art House Films : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, c2011.
1 videodisc (ca. 99 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1; Dolby Digital stereo.
Arthouse films ; 019
English and Portuguese with English subtitles.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2009.
Special features: Extended bonus footage; "Beyond Gramacho"; "An untold story."
Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award, Best World Cinema Documentary; Berlin International Film Festival, Amnesty International Film Award; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Audience Award, Best Documentary; IDA Awards, Best Documentary; Academy Awards, Nomination for Best Documentary Feature.
Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill of the day, Jardim Gramacho. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work under the hot sun collecting recyclable materials such as bottles, plastic, and metal to be sold to wholesalers. Muniz invites the catadores to add refuse to his art, photographing the work from overhead. The finished artwork will then be on display in museums and auctions around the world.
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