• The Documentary

    They are New York City’s gleaners – struggling at the edge of our society. You see them on almost every street corner in America’s richest city – thousands of jobless New Yorkers combing through the garbage, scooping through the slime. The prize they pursue are empty bottles and cans. Each discarded container is worth five cents at the redemption center. [more]

The Collectors

In Redemption we meet a cast of characters from across the city of New York: Lilly, Nuve, Walter, Mr. John, Jamie, Susan, and many more. [read more]

The Filmmakers

Directors Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill were previously nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 for their film China’s Unnatural Disaster. [read more]