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Lucy Walker, Director of 'Waste Land', Follows Her Trash To The Landfill (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

07/05/2011 08:36 am ET | Updated Sep 04, 2011

Director Lucy Walker spent months filming the stories of garbage pickers working at Rio de Janeiro's Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest landfills, for her 2011 Academy Award-nominated documentary, Waste Land. After her Waste Land experience, Lucy set out to learn what happens to Los Angeles' garbage with social innovators Max Lugavere and Jason Silva. (Make sure to watch the video at the end of the slideshow!)

Lucy Walker, Director of 'Waste Land', Follows Her Trash To The Landfill (PHOTOS & VIDEO)