directed by Jon Alpert and Matt O’Neill/
Redemption is a documentary about New York City’s canners – the men and women who survive by redeeming bottles and cans they collect from curbs, garbage cans and apartment complexes. You’ve seen them combing through the trash, but never got to meet them. The film is an unexpected and intimate look at post-industrial gleaners, struggling at the edge of our society.
“I want my report to gently move you in a direction that you sort of figure out yourself that this is the way we should be looking at something.”
– Jon Alpert, director of Redemption
Issue 8: Short Films at The Oscars 2013