Galeria Marta Traba, Memorial da América Latina, Av. Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 664; Barra Funda, Sao Paulo/SP. CEP 01156-001
21.03.2013 – 19:00 h
Beijing Besieged By Waste – CHN, 2011, 72 Min
Mandarin with english subtitles
Photographer Wang Jiuliang travels to more than 500 landfills, fearlessly documenting Beijing’s unholy cycle of consumption through poignant observational visits with the scavengers who live and work in the dumps. While China’s economic ascent commands global attention, less light has been shed upon the monumental problem of waste spawned by a burgeoning population, booming industry, and insatiable urban growth.
Award-winning photographer Wang Jiuliang focuses his lens upon the grim spectacle of waste, excrement, detritus, and rubble unceremoniously piled upon the land surrounding the China’s Olympic city, capital, and megalopolis, Beijing.
Website: Wang Jiuliang
14.03.2013 – 19:00 h
Waste Land – BR|GBR, 2010, 98 min
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.
07.03.2013 – 19:00 h
The Yes Men Fix The World – USA 2009, 95 min.
‘The Yes Men’ are Jacques Servin and Igor Vamos, aka Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano. From their office in Milwaukee they have spent the last few years using subversion to try and shake up the world, or at least the USA, and become the bogeymen of big business and its machinations. For the project “The Yes Men Fix the World”, the duo produced a special edition of the New York Times containing only good news. The film presents the project and public reaction to it.
Website: The Yes Men