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CHINATOWN RESIDENTS MAIL THEIR LETTERS

INTO A $7K INTELLIGENT TRASH BIN

PRODUCER | CINEMATOGRAPHER | EDITOR

ABOUT

Last summer, The City of New York invested 32 million to bring hundreds of "Big Belly" bin to the most rat-ridden neighborhood. A third of which went to the Chinatown. These solar-powered bins cost $7000 each, looks fancy at first. But after a week they arrived, complaints were on the rise.

"Two or three residents thought it was a mailbox." Mr. Shum, a street sweeper in Chinatown, had encountered people who send their letters to the big belly.

This story was awarded by Ippies 2018 Best Video (First Place) by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. 

PRODUCTION

  • Production Period: February 2018

  • Length: 7 minutes

  • Project type: Investigative Documentary