Video letter to community fridges in NYC


A charming initiative depicted in an appealing video (love) letter. Dutch film-maker Ilja Willems tells us the story of the community fridges in New York City.

In the short film made for Dutch broadcaster Human and 2doc we see colourful fridges in NYC boroughs, which are filled and emptied by community members. People who have some extra and people who are in need of food. Each fridge is small art work to itself (very Instagrammable too). has a current fridge count of 146.

Film-makers Willems not only interviews the ‘fridge managers’ but also their client who regularly make use of the free food. Photogenic street scenes of the Big Apple complete the picture.

Watch the video letter “De buurtkoelkasten van New York” (in Dutch)

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