Carts of Darkness
Carts of Darkness

Carts of Darkness

2008 | 60 minutes  | 

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  • Director: Murray Siple
  • Cast: Murray Siple, Al, Fergie, Ann, Geordie, Bob, Little Al, Buckles, Max
  • Awards: Leo Award for Best Documentary Program (Nature/Environment/Adventure/ Science/Technology) - Leo Awards Vancouver 2009, Best Documentary (over 30 minutes) - Picture This Film Festival 2009, Official Selection - Hot Docs 2009
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Twelve years since a car accident made him quadriplegic, extreme sports filmmaker Murray Siple felt the familiar rush of excitement when he discovered cart-racing. ‘Carts of Darkness’ depicts a subculture that makes use of shopping carts as props for racing down the steep hills of North Vancouver. The feature also draws attention to the homeless men from Canada who race carts as they go in and out of prison, battling addiction, abject poverty, and the stereotypes portrayed in mainstream media.