Wednesday, February 11

carts of darkness

"You can't live on fresh air and good looks."

Found on slashfilm. Still working through it, it is 59 mins. The image above makes it look like jackass/x-games, not the case. It features some excellent interviewing of a group of homeless men in 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." Further reading.