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Lucy Walker: 99 is not 100 – Documenting the Transformative Power of Art, or the Art of Transformative Documentary

10/31/2011 Lucy Walker, filmmaker (UK) 99 is not 100 – Documenting the Transformative Power of Art, or the Art of Transformative Documentary Respondent: Claude Grunitzky, Chairman, TRUE, Sloan Fellow, MIT (USA) How do we observe or quantify the impact of an artistic intervention or the impact of a documentary film? Lucy Walker will be reflecting on the experience of making and showing the film Waste Land, a documentary about artist Vik Muniz's collaboration with the self-designated recyclables materials pickers of Jardim Gramacho, the largest landfill in the world. The film has won over thirty international awards and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Lucy Walker has directed four award-winning feature documentaries: Devil's Playground, Blindsight, Waste Land and Countdown To Zero.

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