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Mr Toilet: The World's #2 Man

Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man  

Synopsis

To a stranger, he’s a quirky Singaporean obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him, he’s ‘Mr. Toilet’.


A former entrepreneur, Jack Sim uses humour to campaign for something no one dares talk about: excrement. It’s a crisis that impacts 2.4 billion people worldwide. In India alone, 200,000 children die each year from lack of safe sanitation, while women are regularly raped because they must defecate in public spaces.


In this film, directed by Lily Zepeda, Sim plunges into his biggest challenge yet when asked to help implement Prime Minister Modi’s promise of turning India into a defecation-free zone. But with few resources and no real help from the government, Mr. Toilet discovers there is a price to pay for being the world’s #2 hero.

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PRESS REVIEWS:

"I was kind of knocked back on my heels by the film. I thought this was going to be a funny little film about a “silly subject” but instead I got a funny little film that made me think much more than most more serious films" - UNSEEN FILMS 

“An intelligently crafted and balanced documentary”- THE GATE

“The magic of Mr. Toilet – as with its main protagonist – rests with its ability to grapple with a taboo subject in a comfortable way that’s also respectful.” - FILM BUTTON

“A compassionate and inspiring portrait” – LOS ANGELES TIMES

“This nicely composed documentary serves as an engagingly honest profile of a driven man and his prodigious movement” – LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Exhaustively detailed” – FILM THREAT

“Engaging” – FILM THREAT

“The issue of clean sanitation and access to it is absolutely something I took for granted. Mr. Toilet showed me how foolish that idea was” – FILM THREAT

“I really do want to meet him [Jack Sim] and become his friend… He is Mr. Toilet‘s secret weapon, and that says a lot given how brilliantly the film is mounted” – FILM THREAT

“Lily Zepeda makes her directing and producing debut with Mr. Toilet and she knocks it out of the park” – FILM THREAT

“The film zips by and hits the viewer with a ton of information, but it never talks down to them” – FILM THREAT

“It teaches and informs, hoping to move the audience to take action… something all great documentaries about a social issue should do” – FILM THREAT

“An informative and fun documentary” – FILM THREAT

“This is the best documentary of the year, bar none” – FILM THREAT

“Some truly delightful slices of animated transition… The film succeeds visually throughout” – THE REPORTER

“Mr. Toilet reveals how bathroom humor can change the world. Jack Sim might shock people, but he’s raising awareness about sanitation issues on a global scale.” – THE WRAP

“Zepeda spotlights Sim’s unorthodox hero with reverence and candour” – THE FILM STAGE

“Inspiring” – THE FILM STAGE

“Full of candid interviews” – NOW TORONTO

:star::star::star::star: – SCREEN CREEK

“Jack is an enigmatic subject to follow” – SCREEN CREEK

“A charming triumph of a character piece” – SCREEN CREEK


Genre: Non-Fiction

Sub Genre: Education, Documentary

Year of Production: 2019

Running Time: 1 x 88-minutes

Available in HD: Yes

Country: USA

Production Company:A Latrine Dreams Production