HANNAH NORDENSWAN, “NIGHT CLEANERS”
WINNER 2020 JURY AWARD – BEST SHORT
2019, United States, 24 mins,
Filmmaker Hannah Nordenswan accepts the SDFF 2020 Jury Award for Best Short for Night Cleaners.
After sunset familiar New York spaces turn into something else entirely; shadowy worlds where only the thoughts of the night cleaners can be heard.
Night Cleaners is about the people who clean up while most of the population sleeps. It explores the relationship between spaces and the cleaners who go through them at night, while shining a light on people who are rarely noticed.
The stories of the cleaners have similarities – most are immigrants and all have a special connection to the space they clean. Night Cleaners peaks behind the scenes lets us witness the extraordinary in the ordinary.