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Arthouse Films picks up ‘Waste Land’

Company nabs US rights to landfill documentary

Arthouse Films has acquired U.S. rights to Lucy Walker’s documentary “Waste Land” and plans to release it theatrically later this year.

Pic follows Brazilian artist Vik Muniz through the world’s largest landfill in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro — a place called Jardim Gramacho. Muniz took photographs of the people who inhabited the trash city and the art objects they created out of trash, then sold the photos at auction to help raise money for the people.

“Waste Land” is produced by Angus Aynsley and Hank Levine and exec produced by Fernando Meirelles, Miel de Botton Aynsley, Jackie De Botton, and Andrea Barata Ribiero.

E1 Entertainment holds the international rights and has sold the pic in Australia to Hopscotch, Hagi Film in Poland and Midas Filmes in Portugal.

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