Few of us would spend five minutes surrounded by garbage, let alone three years in one of the world’s largest landfills, Jardim Garmacho, just outside of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro, but then we are not Vik Muniz, Brazilian artist and activist. Director Lucy Walker (“Devil’s Playground” and “Countdown to Zero”) and her team follow Muniz as he works towards an ambitious goal – transforming the lives of individuals who pick recyclable materials from garbage (also known as catadores) through art.
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