‘Waste Land’

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Article Published: Apr. 12, 2012 | Modified: Apr. 18, 2012
‘Waste Land’

The sustainability film series at Appalachian State University closes its third year Tuesday, April 17, with a screening of “Waste Land.”

The feature-length film will be shown in Greer Auditorium, starting at 7 p.m. and free of charge. A 30-minute panel discussion will follow. Visit http://www.sustain.appstate.edu/2012filmseries for more information.

“Waste Land” follows artist Vik Muniz as he journeys through Brazil and the world’s largest landfill near Rio de Janeiro. Muniz recreates images of the city’s trash pickers, “catadores,” using trash as one of his mediums. It becomes a mission to help the catadores transform their lives through art and the re-imagination of their lives.

Sponsors of this year’s series are the Office of Sustainable Development, Appalachian Popular Programming Society (APPS), Belk Library and Information Commons, and Appalachian’s Renewable Energy Initiative and Energy Center.

The series is hosted by Appalachian’s Office of Sustainability and Department of Geology. For more information about the film series, contact Brian Zimmer in the Department of Geology at (zimmerbw@appstate.edu)

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