As part of From Rags to Riches' platform. FRTR has screened the documentary Waste Land in several cultural institutes in Cairo followed with a Q&A session.
Waste Land is a 2010 British-Brazilian documentary film directed by Lucy Walker. The movie records the work of Brazilian artist Vik Muniz in the dump site of Jardim Gramacho, in the outskirts of Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), where he collaborated with the community of the catadores (garbage collectors) to turn disposable materials into artworks.
Waste Land premiered at the important Sundance Film Festival in 2010, and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Documentary Feature in the same year.
After the screening, we have presented the project From Rags To Riches, and answered questions during a Q&A session.
Language: Portuguese & English (English subtitles)
Duration: 100 minutes
The film was screened at the following places.
8, Champollion St. – Cairo.
02 257 84494
NVIC – Netherlands Flemish Institute
1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street
Yunus Emre Institute
22, Babel St. (off Mossadeq St.)
El Dokki, Giza
Balassi Institute - Office of the Hungarian Cultural Counsellor
13 Gawad Hosni Street (2nd floor)
Italian Cultural Institute
3, Sheikh el Marsafy St.
The screening of Waste Land is part of the various educational activities of From Rags to Riches, a project of up-cycled public art in Cairo. The project combines for the first time in Egypt two sensitive topics: the re-use of discarded materials and the attention toward public spaces (more info:www.projectfrtr.org).
The project is initiated by Baad el bahr and curated by Mashrabia Gallery
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Aiming to become a dynamic and permanent tool to create encounters and share knowledge and experiences, FRTR Platform organises lectures and Q&A discussions with prominent Egyptian artists, architects and consultants who engage with their experience to foster awareness on public space, public art and use of up-cycled materials.