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Jardim Gramacho

Finding Hope Down in the Dump: A Visit with Tiao Carlos dos Santos, Champion of Rio Garbage Pickers

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Jardim Gramacho is no longer the densely populated village of scavengers and recyclers captured so provocatively in the film Waste Land. One of the largest open-air landfills on the planet, the facility was recently closed just weeks before The Rio + 20 Earth Summit.

PHOTOS: One Of The World's Largest Dumps Is No More

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO — One of the world's largest open-air landfills, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of people have made a living s...

The 30th Istanbul Film Festival: Egyptian Film Wins the Golden Tulip Award

Karin Badt | Posted 06.18.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Two of the most delightful films I saw at the Istanbul Film Festival this past week took place in Rio. One, a documentary called Wasteland by British ...

WATCH: DOCUMENTARY: NY Artist Paints Rio De Janeiro's Garbage Pickers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A Brooklyn artist visits the garbage dumps of Rio de Janeiro to paint the ragpickers. On the face of it, the project might seem to reek of exploitatio...