Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nuestro Cine: One man's trash is another man's treasure

Last month we highlighted a screening of the Mexican film "La Cuerda Floja" ("The Tightrope") at New York's El Museo Del Barrio and as part of the Rooftop Films series. With the series in its final week Rooftop Films will once again present another great Latin American film a El Museo: "Waste Land." This documentary shows a project by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz focusing on the garbage collectors at the world's largest dump in Rio de Janeiro. Muniz enlists the pickers to create images of themselves using trash, and their artwork reveals their deep emotions and aspirations.

If you're interested in attending tonight's event please note that the screening costs $10 and starts at 9:00 pm (doors open at 8:00). If you cannot make it please check out the trailer to this very interesting film:

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