The astonishing resilience of West Oakland's recycling homeless
Filmmaker Amir Soltani and his team spent seven years following the lives of three people who make a living recycling bottles and cans in West Oakland. The film,"Dogtown Redemption", brings up questions about how gentrification affects some of Oakland’s poorest residents.
The movie first screened on PBS’ Independent Lens in 2016, and that was when Amir sat down with KALW’s Jen Chien to talk about it.
Alliance Metals, the recycling center in that piece has since closed, but in honor of National Recovery Month, the East Bay organization “Options Recovery Services” is sponsoring a screening of the documentary.
The film is screening this Sunday, September 30, at the New Parkway Theater in Oakland.