Village East Cinema: Q&A Friday 11/22 & Saturday 11/23 following the 7pm show with Director Lily Zepeda & Jack Sim
To a stranger, he’s an eccentric Singaporean obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him, he’s “Mr. Toilet.” A former entrepreneur, Jack Sim uses humor to campaign for something no one dares talk about: shit. It’s a crisis that impacts over two billion people. Having established UN World Toilet Day, 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.
"Once you get beyond the inescapable potty jokes, Lily Zepeda’s “Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man,” turns out to be a compassionate and inspiring portrait of tireless world sanitation crusader, Jack Sim." - Los Angeles Times
"Lily Zepeda’s portrait of World Toilet Organization founder Jack Sim finds the subtle tension behind an unapologetically crass character." ~ Toronto Now
"The film is a charming triumph of a character piece." ~ Scene Creek
"An eye-opening new documentary chronicles the unconventional work—and prolific poop jokes—of an activist tackling global sanitation, or as he calls it, the “gospel of toilets.” ~ Daily Beast