Waste Land chronicles artist Vik Muniz, who travels to the world's largest landfill, Jardim Gramacho outside Rio de Janeiro, to collaborate with a lively group of catadores (garbage collectors) of recyclable materials, who find a way to the most prestigious auction house in London via the surprising transformation of refuse into contemporary art. The catadores work in a co-operative founded and led by Sebastião Carlos Dos Santos, the ACAMJG, or Association of Pickers of Jardim Gramacho, who dreamed of improving life for his community. The money created by the selling of the artworks was given back to the catadores and the ACAMJG, as well as the prize money from the film awards, to help the catadores and their community.
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The intention behind The Big Picture: Inspiration for our times is to offer films that inspire us and to connect with each other through the shared experience of being moved by what we see, and through this to build connection and community to support us in our lives and to encourage us together to find new ways to live, be, act which are in alignment with and help to contribute to the co-creation of the more beautiful sustainable just and fulfilling world we wish to live in.