National Recycling Week 2011

November 2nd, 2011



Movie screening of ‘Waste Land’ documentary to celebrate National Recycling Week 2011

  • Wednesday 9 November 2011

Manly Council is screening the acclaimed, multi-award winning documentary film ‘Waste Land’ at Manly Cinema for one night only from 6.30 – 8.30pm as part of its popular ‘Green Up Your Life! Sustainable Living Program’ and to help celebrate National Recycling Week.
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, JardimGramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
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 the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.
Director Lucy Walker (‘Devil’s Playground’, ‘Blindsight’ and ‘Countdown to Zero’) and co-directors João Jardim and Karen Harley have great access to the entire process and, in the end, offer stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.
A preview of ‘Waste Land’ can be seen online at 
‘Waste Land’ has won ‘best documentary’ categories at the Berlin Film festival, Sundance Film Festival and a host of other prestigious awards.
Manly Council’s Waste Minimisation and Education Officer will introduce the documentary.
Tickets cost $5 payable on the evening.
Bookings are essential. Telephone Manly Council on 9976 1500 during business hours or e-mail

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