Sunday, February 27, 2011

Brazilian documentary up for an Academy Award

Waste Land - this documentary has been a long time in the making.  I have read a lot about it's creator and have seen many clips produced along the way.  Now it is up for an Academy Award.

A recent novela on national television ripped off the idea of painting portraits of people using recycled objects from the trash.

I'm not sure how much will come from this documentary to actually help those people who scratch a living out of the trash they collect and recycle, but it is always worthwhile, I think, to bring such realities into the light.

It would be nice to get a Brazilian romantic comedy up for an Academy Award for a change.


Stephanie said...

I so want to see this film, I've seen bits and pieces but look forward to the full feature.

You're right, Brasilian films that get recognition by the press and awards committees, are usually quite violent or of harsh content. I don't think a romantic comedy will make the bill any day soon. But with so much talent and *everything* here, someday!

Fiona said...

Vik Muniz is a cool artist. Have you seen any of his other stuff? Like this one on TED talks?

Jim said...

Fiona - great link! Thanks.

Stephanie - I've enjoyed some Brazilian romantic comedies - but nothing of Oscar quality, for sure.

Nina said...

they won!!!