How does Vik Muniz’s personal gains off of his work affect the aid he gave to the pickers?

By benefiting from the artwork not through money but through publicity, Muniz is not completing “charity” work. This questions the motivations of Muniz when deciding to start this project.

How did the release of this documentary effect environmental movements in Brazil?

By making the of the size of Jardim Gramacho landfill of more common knowledge. This documentary could have caused reilizations of how much waste is being produced, leading to decisions to limit an individual’s impact on the environment.