Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O’Neill
Running Time: 35 minutes
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.
2013 Academy Awards — Best Documentary Short (Nominated)