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Carts of Darkness

Murray Siple / Canada / 2008 / 55 ' / English


Michael Brockington
Murray Siple
Christian Bégin, Kevin Shepit & Mike Mckinlay
Tracey Friesen & Rina Fraticelli

Awards & Festivals

Golden Sheaf Awards / Short Film and Video Festival, Canada Mountain Film Festival
USA Awards: 2008 Winner, Picture This Film Festival, Best Documentary - over 30 minutes

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Homeless men in North Vancouver race shopping carts while collecting bottles.


In the picture-postcard community of North Vancouver, filmmaker Murray Siple follows men who have turned bottle-picking, their primary source of income, into the extreme sport of shopping cart racing. Enduring hardships from everyday life on the streets of Vancouver, this sub-culture depicts street life as much more than stereotypes portrayed in mainstream media. The films takes a deep look into the lives of the men who race carts, the adversity they face, and the appeal of cart racing despite the risk.



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