murray siple

carts of darkness

Riding carts can actually be a sport - dangerous but with a lot of adrenaline. Not everyone knows about the documentary ‘Carts of Darkness’ released in 2008 even though its quality is pretty much impressive. Murray Siple, a former snowboard movie maker directed the doc and depicts the life of a group of homeless men in North Vancouver who have made bottle-picking their primary source of income, and took shopping cart racing to the extreme. The documentary shows the hardships from everyday life on the streets of Vancouver and presents a different angle on the city as the mainstream media. The film takes a deep look into this quirky sub-culture with energy and sympathy.

Why talking about it? Simply because the documentary is now available for free online on several platforms. Enjoy.