Waste Land - Free Course

Waste Land - Free Course

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Directed by Lucy Walker, and 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, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials.

Film Runtime: 99 minutes

Average Instructional Time Required: 7 hours

Essential Question:
How does art have the power to transform?

Common Core State Standards Covered:
Writing, Speaking & Listening, Reading & Informational Text

This download package is suited for grade levels 7-12 and includes:

  • Lesson Plans
  • Active Viewing Guide
  • Suggested Field Trips & Guest Speakers
  • Essay Prompts
  • Action Steps
  • Extension Activity
  • Related Resources

Where to watch: iTunes, Amazon, Netflix
Facebook: facebook.com/WastelandFilm
Twitter: twitter.com/wastelandmovie
Website: www.wastelandmovie.com

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Directed by Lucy Walker, and 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, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials.