Past/Future/Present Film Series: Waste Land

Nov 11, 2017, 2pm Nov 12, 2017, 2pm
Whiteman Hall 2010, 100 minutes Directed by Lucy Walker Portuguese and English with subtitles Color Free and open to the public Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land follows the creative process of Vik Muniz, one of Brazil’s most celebrated artists, as he embarks on a project that takes him to the world’s largest landfill located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he sets out to photograph an eclectic band of catadores (garbage pickers). A profoundly marginalized population, they resort to picking recyclable materials from garbage discarded by those in Brazil more fortunate than themselves. Yet they display remarkably good spirits and camaraderie in the face of adversity, forming friendships and declaring the cr... (View more)

Past/Future/Present Film Series: High-Rise

Dec 17, 2017, 2pm
Um Lugar ao Sol • Gabriel Mascaro • 2009 Unrated • 1h 6min • Portuguese with English subtitles What does it mean to have a penthouse in poverty-stricken Brazil? Weaving resident interviews with views from above, High-Rise (Um lugar ao sol) is a hypnotic and illuminating examination on height, status, and power. This documentary critiques Brazil’s upper classes through conversations with the inhabitants of penthouse apartments in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Recife. These residents open their homes to reveal their thoughts on social inequality, politics, and the world that surrounds them, as well as their desires, fears, insecurities, and prejudices. Through interviews as well as a poe... (View more)

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