2005 Sundance Film Festival
2005 Sundance MoMA
2005 – Sustainability Award – Media That Matters Film Festival
2005: Short Film –Winner: Cinematography
Recycle is a portrait of a day in the life of Miguel Diaz in the hilly Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park. The homeless poet is recovering from substance abuse through the philosophy of recycling life. Diaz uses all the thrown away items he collects to make a community garden in the median of his street, while offering his insights on survival and nature.