Dogtown Redemption

For a number of residents in Dogtown, one of Oakland's poorest neighborhoods, income from collecting and recycling others' trash is a primary source of income. To other residents, however, recycling only adds to the dirt and noise in the community. Dogtown Redemption explores the complex dynamics of race, class and systemic poverty as it tells the story of four recyclers who struggle to survive in a neighborhood already decimated by unemployment, addiction, and violence.

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Amir Soltani
Berkeley , CA
TVPRG - ITVS subgrant


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