Shorts II: Redemption

These two challenging shorts, in very different ways, examine the adult struggle to co-exist with increasingly difficult environments.

Bad Water

Directed by Amman Abbasi. USA, 13 min. Fiction.

DB is a mentally handicapped man who lives in an isolated town, and struggles with health issues. Through his straightforward and unbiased narration, we soon realize that he is one of the key surviving members of a community that was devastated by water contamination. With a poetic and personal tone, Bad Water challenges the nature of man and his inability to do good for himself.


Directed by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill (Yale College '00). USA, 35 min. Documentary.

Redemption is a documentary about New York City's canners - the men and women who survive by redeeming bottles and cans they collect from curbs, garbage cans and apartment complexes. You've seen them combing through the trash, but never got to meet them. The film is an unexpected and intimate look at post-industrial gleaners, struggling at the edge of our society. 2013 Academy Award Nominee, Documentary Short Subject.

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