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Informal Response: WastelandIn the film Wasteland, Vik Muniz sets out to find artistic inspiration in the largestdump in the world on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Vik Muniz, through the recyclablegarbage pickers he meets, turns garbage in to meaningful portraits of the people he meets.He turned something seemingly ugly individually, which is the garbage itself, intosomething beautiful and artistic when looked at as a whole. The film showed thepowerful impact of art on people and how it can change their live. All the people that Vikmeets are transformed through this experience and explain it as an experience that theywill never forget. Tiao portrait as Marat in the bathtub was auctioned and all the moneywas donated to the workers at the recycling dump. I found it ironic how the rich thatwaste the most were paying a lot of money for art made out of the things they get ridwithout thinking about the environment. These artistic portraits brought self-worth and

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Majzler,R.D.
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