“The Slumdog Millionaire of Documentaries” – WASTE LAND

One of my festival favourites this year was MOUNTAIN THIEF, filmed in the dumpsite town of Payatas in the Philippines and showing the hope and beauty that can be found amidst mountains of trash. WASTE LAND continues on this theme in a doc about visual art that emerges from a massive dumpsite town in Rio de Janeiro, and has won Audience Awards at festivals around the world. Highly recommended, and on only for a limited engagement at the Bell Lightbox.