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Salem Film Fest 2016

DOGTOWN REDEMPTION

Directed by Amir Soltani, Chihiro Wimbush

USA / 2015 / 95 mins / English / East Coast Premiere

DOGTOWN REDEMPTION

CinemaSalem
Sunday, March 6, 5:20pm Buy Tickets

Description

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE A surprising number of Americans make their living off America’s vast rivers of trash. They are America’s unseen. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION tells the story of one river, and the humanity of its inhabitants in Dogtown, West Oakland, a lively, bustling yet invisible corner of California. We follow the lives of three recyclers: Jason Witt, the titan of recycling, Landon Goodwin, a former minister, who struggles with his own fall from grace, and Miss Hayok Kay, the ultimate outsider, formerly a punk rocker from a prominent Korean family, now at the mercy of the elements and predators. Through them, we are introduced to the art, science, economics and politics of recycling: what it offers, how it touches the poor and why it matters to all of us.

Co-producer Denise Zmekhol directed CHILDREN OF THE AMAZON, which screened at SFF 2008.

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DOGTOWN REDEMPTION

CinemaSalem
Sunday, March 6, 5:20pm Buy Tickets

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