Posted on March 11th, 2009 No comments
Some things are too frightening to think about. Imagine being in Canada. Or imagine being approached by a vagrant. Now imagine both these things at once. Oh, and the vagrant is approaching you at 60 miles per hour. And he’s riding a shopping cart filled with recyclables. Welcome to your nightmare – the inevitable explosion of aluminum and adrenaline.
Murray Siple has created the documentary Carts of Darkness which profiles Vancouver’s reckless homeless who take to the hills and come back down with cans, bottles, velocity – seemingly everything except control. We respect the objectivity Mr. Siple uses in documenting this tragedy. As can be imagined in a scenario involving high speeds and tramps, an unfortunate end often awaits both the shopping cart and its appended bum.