Carts of Darkness

Murray Siple
2008 | 59 min
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 shows that street life is 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.

Awards and distinctions

  • Leo Award for Best Documentary Program- Category: Nature/ Environment/ Adventure/ Science/ Technology
    Leo Awards, Vancouver
  • Best Documentary - over 30 minutes
    Picture This Film Festival, Calgary