Express writer Nick Miller recently chatted with Amir Soltani: "The producer and co-director of documentary Dogtown Redemption is letting it all out. He’s passionate. He’s frustrated. He’s disappointed. Why? He made a film about poor recyclers in West Oakland, thousands of low-income or homeless people who shuttle shopping carts full of bottles and cans every day. These recyclers sell their finds off at Alliance Metals, a recycling center that’s been part of the west side fabric for decades, and earn a decent nut. But Alliance is scheduled to close in August..."