My friend Guy Roland facebooked the link to this documentary about a local student named Misha Kleider who abandons all his worldly possessions for nearly a month to live on Vancouver’s downtown east side. At first, just listening the guy was a little painful because he’s a little too cutesy buttons to take seriously, but after watching what he went through (including toking back a rock and shooting up heroin) I couldn’t help but be absolutely flabbergasted. Streets Of Plenty is…
An unprecedented look into the underworld of Vancouver’s downtown eastside ghetto, this 65 minute documentary follows one man’s 30 day experiment of joining the thousands of homeless, ill, and addicted, who survive the streets of Vancouver’s cold, wet December. He starts off with nothing but a pair of underwear. Where he ends up is a place he never knew existed, even though its a place he passed by every day. This is the perfect film for anyone who wants to see first hand what life is like on Vancouver’s streets, but doesn’t want to risk murder from gang violence, contracting a fatal or chronic disease, or a life-long addiction to crack or heroin.
That’s part one above. Watch the rest after the leap. There are some great quotes in amongst the lot, including a face to face tooling of the Mayor, but my current favourite is “Holy shit! Looking at all those fucking rats!”
I think we have the order right, but if we don’t please let us know. Worth checking out.