This spring, The Roxy Theater is proud to bring you WORLD VIEW: CULTURES ON DISPLAY - four films which highlight and celebrate the unifying power of the visual arts around the world. Hosted by Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula, and presented free of charge.
Filmed over nearly three years, the Academy Award-nominated 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. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.