International Competition


Lucy Walker
Screening time  
02.03. / Srijeda, 19:00 - 21:00 Dvorana 3  
03.03. / Četvrtak, 20:00 - 22:00 Dvorana 2  
04.03. / Petak, 15:00 - 17:00 Dvorana 3  
06.03. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 4  
06.03. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 3  
06.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
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, Jardim Gramacho.

There he photographs an eclectic band of ‘catadores’ – self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. 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.


Lucy Walker

Lucy Walker is an Emmy-winning British film director who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award and is renowned for creating riveting, character-driven nonfiction that delivers emotionally and narratively. The Hollywood Reporter has called her ”the new Errol Morris” and Variety has praised her unique ability to connect with audiences. Lucy grew up in England and attended Oxford University, where she graduated with top honors in literature, and directed theater and musical theater before winning a Fulbright Scholarship to attend the Graduate Film Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. There she earned an MFA and directed award-winning short fiction films. While living in New York, she also enjoyed a successful career as a DJ and musician. Lucy's films include feature documentaries The Crash Reel (2013), Waste Land (2010), Countdown to Zero (2010), Blindsight (2006), Devil’s Playground (2002) and short films, notably The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011) and The Lion’s Mouth Opens (2014), most of them screened at ZagrebDox, with Waste Land winning the Audience Award. Her films have been shortlisted for five Oscars (nominated for two), nominated for seven Emmys (winning one), an Independent Spirit Award, a DGA Award, a Gotham Award, and have won over one hundred other film awards. For her advertising work she has been recognized with awards including three Cannes Lions, two Clios and two Association of Independent Commercial Producers awards. Lucy is also an acclaimed virtual reality director. Her first VR experience, A History of Cuban Dance (2016), premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and showed at SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has directed branded VR experiences for AirBnB, Toms Shoes, Vaseline, Vice, and the Buena Vista Social Club.

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Waste Land

Great Britain, Brazil
2010, 98', color, 35 mm

Directed by:
Lucy Walker

Screenplay by:
Lucy Walker

Dudu Miranda

Edited by:
Pedro Kos, Karen Harley


Angus Aynsley, Hank Levine

Produced by:
Almega Projects Ltd

Festivals & Awards:

IDA - Best Documentary 2010 Pare Lorentz Award; Sundance Film Festival 2010 - Audience Award World Cinema Documentary; Berlin Film Festival 2010 - Panorama Audience Award, Amnesty International Film Award; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2010 - Audience Award; Seattle International Film Festival 2010 - Golden Space Needle Award; São Paulo International Film Festival 2010 - Best Documentary Feature; Paulinia Film Festival 2010 - Best Film, Audience Award; Durban International Film Festival 2010 - Best Documentary, Audience Choice Best Film, Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award