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Art Alert: Waste Land screens at Mashrabia Gallery and Cairo venues

Waste Land was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 Oscars

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Apr 2016
a still from Waste Land film
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The film ‘Waste Land’ by British filmmaker Lucy Walker will be screened several times at a variety of cultural venues in Cairo between 10 April and 4 May.

The first screening will take place on 10 April at Mashrabia Gallery. Check the programme below for more details.

According to the event press release, Waste Land is a 2010 British-Brazilian documentary that records the work of Brazilian artist Vik Muniz at the Jardim Gramacho dump site on the outskirts of Rio De Janeiro, where he collaborated with the community of catadores (garbage collectors) to turn disposable materials into artworks.

Waste Land premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature in the same year.

The film will be also screened in April and May at the Netherlands Flemish Institute, the Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centre, the Balassi Institute, the Office of the Hungarian Cultural Counsellor, and the Italian Cultural Institute.

The screening of Waste Land is part of ‘From Rags To Riches,’ a project of up-cycled public art in Cairo initiated by Baad El-Bahr for Cultural Development and curated by Mashrabia Gallery of Contemporary Art and co-funded by the Dutch embassy.


Programme: 
Waste Land documentary film

10 April: Mashrabia Gallery
8, Champollion St, Cairo

17 April: NVIC – Netherlands Flemish Institute
1, Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

20 April: Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Center
22, Babel St (off Mossadeq St), El Dokki, Giza

26 April: Balassi Institute - Office of the Hungarian Cultural Counsellor
13 Gawad Hosni Street (2nd floor), Abdin, Downtown

4 May: Italian Cultural Institute
3, Sheikh el Marsafy St. Zamalek  

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