Gratis

Janet, a retired Spanish teacher has been practicing Freeganism for the past 15 years. Sharing resources, reducing the impact of consumption, recovering waste are just some of the methods practiced by Freegans. Through these practices, Freegans aim to gain independence from the profit driven economy where revenue is valued over the environment, human and animal rights. The film follows Janet while dumpster diving alone in the streets of New York City or accompanied by fellow Freegans scavenging for their next meal or other basic life necessity. Janet's family and friends as well as strangers view her life choices with judgement and lack understanding of her alternative way to help the world we live in.

  • Joshua Hernandez
    Director
  • Kelly Arriaga
    Producer
  • Janet Kalish
    Key Cast
  • Jorge Gomez
    Director of Photography
  • Ganeesh Genus
    Director of Photography
  • Joshua Hernandez
    Director of Photography
  • Ganeesh Genus
    Production Sound
  • Aamina Green
    Production Sound
  • Joshua Hernandez
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Joshua Hernandez

Bushwick Brooklyn native, Joshua Hernandez is 27-year-old documentary style filmmaker. Formally studied at the City College of New York and obtained his Masters of Fine Arts in Filmmaking. His creativity is fueled by the need to create a platform for stories untold and voices unheard.

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