Mr. Toilet

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Showings

Pickford Film Center Mon, Sep 16 5:45 PM
Film Info
Rating:NR
Reason for rating:.
Official Site:https://mrtoiletfilm.com/
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgfvED5KYAo
Country of Origin:USA
Language:English, Chinese, Hindi, and Telugu w/ English subtitles
Genre:Documentary

Description

Presented as part of Whatcom Water Week To a stranger, he’s a guy obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him, he’s “Mr. Toilet,” a crusader for global sanitation. Born in the Singapore slums, Jack Sim knows firsthand the agonies of not having a proper loo. Now he’s dedicating his life to a crisis no one dares talk about: Shit. Not having a place “to go” isn’t just an inconvenience; it’s a problem that impacts 2.4 billion people worldwide. Sim founded the World Toilet Organization and spent the last 13 years lobbying 193 countries to raise awareness for proper sanitation. He even successfully lobbied the UN to create World Toilet Day – the first international day of celebration for the toilet. Now he is plunged into his biggest challenge yet when asked to secure 6 million toilets for the “Clean India” initiative. But with few resources and no help from the government, his epic project and reputation are in jeopardy.