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 a British film director who has twice been nominated for an Academy Award. Her films include feature documentaries The Crash Reel (2013, screened at 2014 ZagrebDox), Waste Land (2010, winner of Audience Award at 2011 ZagrebDox), Countdown to Zero (2010, screened at 2011 ZagrebDox), Blindsight (2006), Devil's Playground (2002) and short films notably The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011, screened at 2013 ZagrebDox) and The Lion's Mouth Opens (2014, in this year's ZagrebDox program). Her films have also been nominated for seven Emmys, an Independent Spirit Award, a DGA Award and a Gotham Award and have won over eighty other film awards.

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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