Sunday, March 20, 2011

Waste Land (2010)

Netflix DVD over 3/17/11 and 3/18/11
This documentary is confused. It starts as a story about art, becomes a story about the "pickers" in one of Brazil's largest landfills who pick recyclable material out of the rubbish, then again becomes about art. I think that it would have been far more effective if it had stuck to one or the other. The story of the pickers is touching by the end, but it felt like too little, too late. As a technical note, the subtitles are printed far too small on the screen - it makes them intrusive and distracting as opposed to normal subtitles that just become part of the watching experience.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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