15 Oct
Homeless men racing shopping carts down really steep hills


If you’ve got 60-minutes to kill, do it right here watching Murray Siple’s feature-length documentary, Carts of Darkness. Pretty fucking amazing, if you ask me. The documentary takes place in the picture-postcard community of North Vancouver, where the filmmaker follows homeless men who have turned bottle-picking, their primary source of income, into the extreme sport of shopping cart racing. More than just a film about fools bombing down hills in shopping carts, the film 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. The POV shots of these guys bombing down the hills are incredible. It’s like pure outlaw joy. I could totally see this catching on in San Francisco.

Murray Siple talks about his characters in Carts of Darkness:

2 Responses to “Carts of Darkness”

  1. Lesley says:

    really interesting, first question that occurs is, when they break their ankles doing this, who cares for them while they recover? i guess I’ll have to watch the movie and find out.

  2. Awesome says:

    Awesome documentary, great insight into the lives of these people!

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