Artist Vik Muniz joins creative forces with Brazil's catadores––garbage pickers who mine treasure from the world's largest landfill, Rio's enormous Jardim Gramacho.
With touching empathy, Muniz then creates portraits of them from the very trash they collect for him (see above.)
In this oak-leaf-clustered documentary the catadores reveal themselves to be unique and surprising individuals in their own right, waxing philosophical as they impart valuable lessons about what society discards.
I might rattle on here about discovery of self and the dignity of labor, but I shall resist.
Movie blurb: 'What happens in the world's lagest trash city will transform you.'
Yeah, it will. Have I lied to you before?