WASTELAND (Lucy Walker). For theatres, times, and trailers, see Movies. Rating: NNNN
Brazil's prime artistic export, Vik Muniz, specializes in photos tricked out with found objects. Lucy Walker's camera follows him as he takes his practice to new heights at the world's biggest landfill, where the artist engages garbage pickers in his process.
He finds workers - must say, they're exceptionally beautiful to look at - who ply their trade with relish while maintaining their dignity.
By photographing them and inviting them to incorporate the materials they gather for recycling into the work itself, Muniz creates astonishing pieces and changes his subjects' sense of themselves.
Except that they all have to return to work in the landfill.
Still, a moving testimony to the power of art.