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The world's largest rubbish dump is probably the last place on earth you'd expect to find art or beauty, but that's exactly what British director Lucy Walker uncovers in her Oscar-nominated documentary. Filmed in and around Jardim Gramacho, the gigantic landfill site which serves the city of Rio de Janeiro, the film documents the work of contemporary Brazilian artist Vik Muniz alongside those employed as 'catadores' (rubbish 'pluckers') to create mass-scale artworks from the discarded materials they find there. Inspiring and uplifting, the film shows how human creativity can empower people facing the kind of poverty and hardship that most of us find hard to imagine.
Documentary set in the slums of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro about a hardworking teen hoping he can escape poverty by becoming a top ballet dancer.
11+ years 82 mins
Three friends find a wallet that leads them on a thrilling adventure through the Brazilian favelas.
14+ years 109 mins
Documentary about the positive effect an "Afro Reggae" troop has on the slums of Brazil.
11+ years 80 mins
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