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Director: Vasco Lucas Nunes and Ondi Timoner
Producer: Vasco Lucas Nunes and Ondi Timoner
Winner of the Sustainability Award
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More About Recycle from Directors and Producers Vasco Lucas Nunes and Ondi Timoner
Recycle is a portrait of a day in the life of Miguel Diaz in the hilly Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park.
Miguel is a homeless man who is a native of Baja California and departed a few years back when he broke up with his wife, leaving his daughter behind, the queen of his heart. He currently makes a living by recycling materials in the Echo Park area. During the film he was living inside a van, but currently it is not known where he spends his nights.
Along with his job as a recyclist he is also a gardner who made a community garden for his fellow homeless friends who come in the early afternoon to swap their shopping cartsâ€™ worth of recyclable materials for a few bucks. He is recovering from substance abuse through his philosophy of recycling life. Diaz uses all the thrown away items that he collects to make a community garden in the median of his street, while offering his insights on survival and nature.
Vasco Lucas Nunes and Ondi Timoner co-directed the film. Nunes rendered images on 35 mm while Timoner recorded the voice and singing of Miguel Diaz for the six-minute documentary during three days of shooting.
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