Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Carts of Darkness

Carts of Darkness from Murray Siple on Vimeo.

Murray Siple is best known for his revolutionary snowboard videos in the mid to late 90s. After a car accident left him a quadriplegic in 1996 he took a step away from the camera. After a ten year hiatus he is back with Carts of Darkness.

"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."

I haven't watched the documentary yet but you better believe I will. You can watch the documentary in its entirety here.