One Man's Trash
In an East Harlem garage sits the unusual museum: Treasures in the Trash. The museum is the life's work of Nelson Molina, a 34-year old veteran of the New York City Department of Sanitation and a collector of discarded ephemera of interest. The film follows Molina on his route as, with a keen eye and an open mind, he plucks gems from what others have thrown away and assigns new value to them.
Kelly Adams' passion rests at the intersection of media and education. She received her BA in Anthropology and Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2010, where her research focused on a contemporary sacred land dispute and the translation of cosmological narratives. This interest in narrative was translated to the screen when she went on to work for Culture Unplugged film festival based in India and teaching youth media workshops in Hyderabad and New York City. She recently finished her MA coursework in the Program in Culture and Media at NYU and as Production Coordinator with Gabriel Films Inc.