It follows artist Vik Muniz as he travels back to his home country of Brazil and creates portraits of the people who pick through garbage for their living out of the garbage they pick. The sale of the portraits he makes are then donated back to the subjects he worked with to create them.
I have not seen this film, but have seen the images made during this film and find this a fascinating way of making art and look forward to watching the movie soon.
When I then found out it is nominated for tonight's Oscars as Best Documentary, I was suprised. It is always fun to see a film about Art that really questions what Art is, but it is even better when others enjoy it, too.
I didn't expect this film about spray-painting artist rebels to get the acclaim it has.
I am excited to see two documentaries up for Oscars that look at Art, its' purposes, how it's made, and what it can do to change the way we look at the world.