Honorable Mention – “Garbage” (USA)

Title: Garbage
Runtime: 15 min
Country: USA
Director: Di Zhang
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: March, 2023

Synopsis: In the bustling New York City supermarket, a struggling immigrant mother and a security guard unite in a world of secrets and blurred lines between right and wrong. As they cross the moral line and start stealing to survive, their bond deepens. But when their fragile friendship is threatened by exposure, they must navigate the treacherous terrain of loyalty, trust, and survival.