DCTV co-founder Jon Alpert and DCTV producer/director Matthew O'Neill have been nominated for an Academy Award for their documentary short, Redemption. The film is a chance to meet the marginalized masses who collect empty bottles and cans on the streets of New York City. These are the people we often rush past on our way to catch a bus or make a meeting. They are poor but proud New Yorkers – people who don’t ask for a handout – people whose hands rake through the discards of our lives – building their lives one nickel at a time.

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