'Dogtown Redemption' Spotlights Homeless Recyclers of West Oakland

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 (Chihiro Wimbush)

Soon after Amir Soltani moved to West Oakland a decade ago, he started noticing people scavenging recyclables from his trash. Soltani grabbed a video camera and followed them to the local recycling center. He discovered a world of enterprising homeless Oaklanders making their living by collecting and selling scrap metal. Solani's side project eventually became a documentary, "Dogtown Redemption," that is being re-released around the Bay Area on April 5th. Soltani joins us in studio to discuss the film and the lives of those living on West Oakland's streets.

Guests:

Amir Soltani, executive producer and co-director of "Dogtown Redemption"; co-creator of "Zahra's Paradise," a graphic novel set in Iran

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