Amidst film stars and hipsters at the Union Square Greenmarket in downtown Manhattan, an elderly lady bends down into garbage bags to sort other people’s waste. Who is this woman with a Dutch queen’s name and a German accent? And what does she hope to achieve in a city that likes nothing more than to buy and to throw away?

produced for New York Film Academy

Director: Autery Triplett, Camera & Edit: Christina Felschen, Sound: Jasper Vismans, Teaching Assistant: Braulio Jatar, produced by New York Film Academy 2018. (Verité film – pure observation, no interview or reenactment allowed)