A surprising number of Americans make their living off America's vast rivers of trash. These are America’s unseen. Dogtown Redemption is ...
A surprising number of Americans make their living off America's vast rivers of trash. These are America’s unseen. Dogtown Redemption is a documentary that 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, and crack addict 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.