The documentary Waste Land (2010), follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home 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 group of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. ”Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbag[...]
 
 
 
Gimmie the Loot  was a Grand Jury Winner at SXSW  (March 9-17) in the Narrative Feature Competition “Gimme the Loot” is the first feature film from the New York filmmaker Adam Leon. It follows two Bronx teenagers with a love for graffiti on an  adventure throughout the city. For the film’s shooting locations, Mr. Leon said “we wanted to do hits, B-sides and rarities,” with some scenes in iconic[...]
 
 
 
Brooklyn Boheme is a documentary by Diane Paragas and Nelson George. They explore the “fertile ground of Fort Greene, Brooklyn that gave rise to an African-American arts movement in the late 20th century as vibrant as the Harlem Renaissance. George is an insider in the scene himself, as a distinguished writer (Hip Hop America) and filmmaker (Good Hair).” The Doc includes interview with Spike Lee, [...]