Some interesting documentaries:

Roba tierra

Is a documentary about a group of indigenous people of Cauca, Colombia called Nasa. The Nasa people struggle for the land stolen from their ancestors while defending their population of violence between guerrillas and soldiers on their territory.

Is an interesting documentary if you want to know more about the problem of the land in Colombia. Also you would know more about Colombian internal war in the rural areas and  how the indigenous people live.

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Waste land

“Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives”.

(http://www.wastelandmovie.com/synopsis.html)

During the documentary we can see the life of some of the catadores, while we see the process that Vik Muniz did to create his artwork: portraits of some catadores with garbage.

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Ilha das flores

Is a short documentary that tell us how everything is connected in our capitalism world. The principal character is a tomato. The film guide us trough the “life” of the tomato since is cultivated until it ends up in the waste, showing us a lot of connections between this two points. Ilha das flores is an excellent example of creativity if you want to do a non traditional film and a good one.