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Features

Thursday, January 13 2011

The Best Documentaries of 2010

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


Reviews

Thursday, May 12 2011

Mosaics of Trash Reveal Treasures Within in 'Waste Land'

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


Monday, November 1 2010

'Waste Land': Another Reality

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.


Blogs

Tuesday, April 19 2011

'Waste Land' Premieres on Independent Lens, 19 April.

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."


News

Friday, December 10 2010

'Waste Land' filmmaker Lucy Walker finds treasure amid trash

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


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