Mr Toilet: The World's #2 ManUnited States, 2019 : Alberta Premiere
To a stranger, he’s a quirky Singaporean obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him he’s “Mr.Toilet,” a crusader in global sanitation. A former entrepreneur, Jack uses humor to campaign for something no one dares talk about: shit. It's a crisis that impacts over 2 billion people. Having established UN World Toilet Day, Sim plunges into his biggest challenge yet when he is asked to help implement Prime Ministers Modi's Promise of turning India into a defecation-free zone. But with few resources and no help from the government, Mr. Toilet discovers there is a price to pay for being the world's #2 hero.
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Lily Zepeda’s passion for exploring unconventional stories began with a career in journalism, interviewing subjects ranging from Grammy award-winning musicians to Olympians. She went from TV production to embarking on a 5-year journey to make her first feature film, Mr Toilet: The World’s #2 Man. She’s a Diversity Fellowship and Accelerator Lab grantee from Chicken & Egg Pictures.
press for Mr Toilet: The World's #2 Man
"Zepeda’s film has a way of encouraging one to loosen up and recognize the real shit going on. Bathroom humor is rarely so effective."- POV Magazine
"Lily Zepeda’s portrait of World Toilet Organization founder Jack Sim finds the subtle tension behind an unapologetically crass character."- Toronto Now
"Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man is a silly, but frequently smart look at a shitty global situation."- The Gate Entertainment Magazine
Documentary / Female FilmmakerEnglish, Mandarin, Hindi with English Subtitles
Director Lily Zepeda in attendance!
Khairulhakim Mohamad Bashir
Winner Scotiabank Docs For Schools Student Choice Award, HotDocs 2019