Waste Land

The Best Documentaries of 2010 | 13 Jan 2011 // 3:00 PM

A remarkable number of documentaries challenged basic assumptions about structure and representation, faith and truth.


Mosaics of Trash Reveal Treasures Within in 'Waste Land' | 12 May 2011 // 4:00 PM

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz does photo shoots within the confines of a landfill, a place which is simultaneously stomach-turning and meticulously organized.

'Waste Land': Another Reality | 31 Oct 2010 // 11:04 PM

As Waste Land grapples with questions about the artist's relationship to his subjects, it asks a few more concerning the responsibility of documentaries to their subjects.


'Waste Land' Premieres on Independent Lens, 19 April. | 19 Apr 2011 // 2:15 AM

While Vik Muniz made his name by incorporating "everyday objects into his photographic process," as the film puts it, now he recognizes the ways is subjects are not such "objects."


'Waste Land' filmmaker Lucy Walker finds treasure amid trash | 10 Dec 2010 // 2:00 AM

PHILADELPHIA — "It's about garbage, it's a documentary, and I'm from England originally," Lucy Walker remembers stammering, in a fit of awkwardness, to a group of

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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