Carts of Darkness

Carts of Darkness

60 minutes 7.22/10 based on 46 votes

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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16 responses to “Carts of Darkness”

  1. vertigo says:

    Absolutely awesome doco!!
    A brilliant concept that has been handled with respect and integrity….

  2. James says:

    I’ve watched many docs, but this one stands out. Great documentary!

  3. handro says:

    All are unavailable in the us. Shame as it looks good.

  4. Helios says:

    This is possibly one of the greatest documentaries I have ever seen hands down. Felt sad for the old guy at the end in his empty house, least he got a place though!

  5. Don says:

    I cannot describe how good this documentary really is. It is truely amazing! 6 pumpkins ain’t enough! Give me 600!

  6. Mimi says:

    ACKKKK!! Great reviews. I was looking forward to watching it (in the US) Any idea when a version will be available for us?

  7. Ashwin says:

    The youtube video seems to be blocked in my region. But the alternate url http://www.nfb.ca/film/carts_of_darkness does work. Thanks for posting the video.

  8. jimbob says:

    Good look at people living their lives outside the usual parameters.  Money certainly is not everything.

  9. Jen RN says:

    simple, yet inspiring to feel so free…

  10. karen todd says:

    Great doc! I used to live like that in Portland, Oregon- things have changed with years passed and a move to Ketchikan, Alaska….

  11. Morthund says:

    This made me feel a whole lot better about being called a gypsie by some Czech zenephobes today. However judgemental people in Canada are, at least they aint Czech…sheesh

  12. Anthony Forwood says:

    Carts of Darkness is very good documentary. I was a bottler in downtown Vancouver for a few years. There aren’t any around any more. They all just disappeared.

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