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

    Joshua Hernandez

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  • Kelly Arriaga

  • Jorge Gomez

    Director of Photography
  • Joshua Hernandez

    Sound Designer
  • Joshua Hernandez

  • Other Credit

  • Ganeesh Genus, Joshua Hernandez

    Additional Camera
  • Ganeesh Genus

    Production Sound
  • Aamina Green

    Additional Sound
  • Cast & Crew

  • Janet Kalish

    “ Janet Kalish ”
  • Joshua Hernandez

    Bushwick Brooklyn native, Joshua Hernandez is 27-year-old documentary style filmmaker. Formally studied at the College of Staten Island and obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Cinema Studies with the concentration of Production. His creativity is fueled by the need to create a platform for stories untold and voices unheard.

  • Bio

    TJ Ali Bowden

    TJ Ali is a rising filmmaker and TV/Digital Producer having produced linear pilot TV shows for networks BET Networks, NBC Entertainment, REVOLT TV and most recently VICE Media’s VICELAND network. TJ was awarded a fellowship in the International Radio and Television Society program in 2014, which catapulted his career in linear television. TJ is embarking on a new fiction storytelling journey. He lives in New York City and hails from the south side of Chicago.

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