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October 31, 2011

How do we observe or quantify the impact of an artistic intervention? Or the impact of a documentary film? Lucy Walker will be reflecting on the experience of making and showing the film Waste Land, a documentary about artist Vik Muniz’s collaboration with the self-designated recyclables materials pickers of Jardim Gramacho, the largest landfill in the world. The film has won over thirty international awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Lucy Walker has directed four award-winning feature documentaries: Devil’s PlaygroundBlindsightWaste Land and Countdown To Zero.

Respondent: Claude Grunitzky, Chairman, TRUE; Sloan Fellow (USA)