Directed by Sophia Lebowitz
Piled up is a film about Anna Sacks, a dumpster diver in New York City who has recently found viral social media fame for calling out wasteful corporate practices. Meanwhile, the physical build-up of the trash she collects, and the anxiety of the never-ending cycles of waste are weighing her down and keeping her from her goals.
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Sophia Lebowitz is a Brooklyn-based multimedia journalist interested in American consumerism & its greater impact. Sophia graduated from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she finished a colloquium entitled: Bridging Culture and Nature. She recently graduated with a masters degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she concentrated in urban reporting and documentary film. Sophia has won awards for her multi-media collaborative work and hopes to continue telling stories for the digital age, whatever that may look like.