Lucy Walker

4_Oct31_Walkerlucy walker, filmmaker (UK)
lecture at ACT: october 31, 2011, 7 PM
99 is not 100 – documenting the transformative power of art, or the art of transformative documentary
respondent: claude grunitzky, chairman, TRUE, sloan fellow, MIT

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. Her latest film, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, is among the eight shortlisted contenders for the 84th Academy Awards’ best Documentary Short Subject category, of which three to five films will earn Oscar nominations.

Free and open to the public.
Location: MIT Bartos Theater, Wiesner Building (E15) 20 Ames Street, Cambridge

Lucy Walker – Zones of Emergency Lecture Series Poster