7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019 Globe Cinema, Calgary

Mr Toilet: The World's #2 Man

United States, 2019 : Alberta Premiere
Nov. 29 7:00 PM
Special Guest!
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Fri, Nov 29 7:00 PM Buy

description

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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DIRECTOR'S BIO
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
November 29: 7:00PM

details

Documentary / Female Filmmaker

English, Mandarin, Hindi with English Subtitles
88 minutes

special guest

Director Lily Zepeda in attendance!

credits

Director
Lily Zepeda

Executive Producers
Conrad Whelan
Jason Choo

Producers
Lily Zepeda
Tchavdar Georgiev
Eugene Efuni

Screenwriters
Lily Zepeda
Tchavdar Georgiev
Monique Zavistovski
Hee-Jae Park

Cinematographers
Mrinal Desai
Saptarshi Roy
Khairulhakim Mohamad Bashir
Siyan Liu

Official website:
https://mrtoiletfilm.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/worldsnumber2man/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/mrtoiletfilm/

community

awards

Winner Scotiabank Docs For Schools Student Choice Award, HotDocs 2019

Partners

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