(ot) extreme downhill homeless shopping cart racing

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smutek
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(ot) extreme downhill homeless shopping cart racing

Post by smutek » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:13 am

Dunno if I've posted this before, but if so than feg it.

As the title says.

Murray Siple's feature-length documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts down the steep hills of North Vancouver. This subculture depicts street life as much more than the stereotypes portrayed in mainstream media. 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. Shot in high-definition and featuring tracks from Black Mountain, Ladyhawk, Vetiver, Bison, and Alan Boyd of Little Sparta.

excerpt:
YouTube - Carts of Darkness

link to the full film on nfb.ca:

Carts of Darkness by Murray Siple, - NFB

Pretty good watch.

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Re: (ot) extreme downhill homeless shopping cart racing

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:26 am

Holy shit, my old 'hood. Never even knew people did that when I lived there. Crazy.
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Re: (ot) extreme downhill homeless shopping cart racing

Post by Moody » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:43 pm

Insane
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Re: (ot) extreme downhill homeless shopping cart racing

Post by Nick the Zombie » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:40 pm

Looks intense and interesting 8O

I recently saw a documentary about homeless people that live in subway tunnels, Dark Days. Checked it out on Netflix instant streaming if anyone wants to see it. The shopping cart racing thing looks similar in its ability to combine horrifyingly depressing conditions with an interesting look into how people pass their time.

Thanks for the head's up on this.

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Re: (ot) extreme downhill homeless shopping cart racing

Post by optimistic » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:48 pm

that guy has got some sick control over that thing!

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Re: (ot) extreme downhill homeless shopping cart racing

Post by Kodama » Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:55 am

Wow, reminds me of Pro Thunderball a bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15m_i6QPAXE
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