Film Screening “Waste Land”

Film Screening “Waste Land”

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Hanoi: Sat 13 Jan 2018, 10 am
Ca phe Thu bay
3A Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh city: Sat 13 Jan 2018, 3 pm
Ca phe Thu bay
19B Pham Ngoc Thach, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

Haiphong: Sat 13 Jan 2018, 10 am
7th, Bac Viet Coffee, 4B Ho Sen street, Le Chan district, Haiphong

Danang: Sun 14 Jan 2018, 9 am
Room 204, Danang University of Architecture
566 Nui Thanh, Hai Chau district, Danang

From the organizer:

To conclude its film screening program of 2017 on “Architecture and Sustainable Development”, this week, the Architecture Cinema Club would like to present a film on the social aspect of architecture – a crucial factor to sustainable development.

“Waste Land” by Lucy Walker is about art. It describes the job of a well-known Brazilian artist named Vik Muniz. After years of living and working in the US, he came up with the idea of making art at the world’s largest landfill, Jardim Gramacho, located in his hometown Rio de Janeiro. The film chronicles his working process with a group of 6 scavengers to create stunning works of art using trash from the landfill. Later on, he donated all proceeds from the auctions of his artworks to the scavengers in the hope of helping them improve their livelihoods.

Watch the trailer:

“Waste Land” expresses a different point of view on urban areas, trash, ecology, and unveiling to the world the life of people who are working in the harshest of environment. The film also points out an interrelation between an artist and his work. Vik Muniz’s approach to art did not only create artworks with aesthetic value but also contribute to a better society.

This is the only film in the club’s 2017 screening program that talks about sustainable development
through art, not architecture, which helps generate a new theme for the program in 2018.

The film will be screened with Vietnamese subtitles.

Free entry.

At Ca phe thu bay Hanoi & HCMC, please pay for your drink (if you order).

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Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

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