Outdoor Film Screening – Wasteland

16/08/2014 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Location: Kaitak Campus, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon HK)
Presenter: Kaitak Centre for Research and Development MOViE MOViE

In collaboration with MOViE MOViE, 3 hand-picked documentaries, all centring on the key theme of photography, were shown open air on Saturday nights. The screenings begin with “Waste Land”, a film about how a group of trash pickers in Brazil are transformed by working with the Brazilian artist Vik Muniz; “Anton Corbijn Inside Out” which profiles the internationally respected photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn; and “Side by Side” which explores the impact of digital technology on 21st-century moviemaking.

Post-screening sharing sessions were hosted by film critic Ellis Yip conducted in Cantonese.

Date: 16/08/2014
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Lawn, Kaitak Campus, Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU (51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

Region: Brazil
Director: Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, JoãoJardim
Cast: Vik Muniz
Language: English with Chinese subtitles

The Brazil-born USA contemporary artist Vik Munizalways surprises you by applying unexpected materials in his reproduction of famous paintings and portraits. He recaptures the physical objects by photography and prints it in large scale in order to reveal the life conditions and the relationships lie between human beings and their arts. This documentary records his travel to JardimGramacho, the world’s largest landfillon the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. He collaborates with the labors live and work there to create stunning works of art, with key visual of trash bath and landfill as background. Winner of the Audience Award for World Cinema–Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, and of two awards at the Berlin International Film Festival, this film is best for those who have ever doubtedthe transformative power of art and its ability to touch the human spirit.

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