Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man


Scotiabank Theatre 3 Sat, Apr 27, 2019 5:45 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Sun, Apr 28, 2019 1:00 PM
Fox Theatre Sat, May 4, 2019 8:30 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Capitalism & Big Business
Ecology & the Environment
Health & Healthcare
South & Central Asia
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Lily Zepeda
Producer(s):Tchavdar Georgiev
Lily Zepeda
Eugene Efuni
Executive Producer(s):Conrad Whelan
Jason Choo
Co-Producer(s):Greta McAnany
Editor(s):Monique Zavistovski
Hee-Jae Park
Writer(s):Lily Zepeda
Monique Zavistovski
Tchavdar Georgiev
Hee-Jae Park
Cinematography:Khairulhakim Mohamad Bashir
Saptarshi Roy
Mrinal Desai
Siyan Lu
Composer:Nick Urata
Sound:Ugo Derouard
Animation:Kunal Sen
Tisha Deb Pillai


Winner—Scotiabank Docs For Schools Student Choice Award

The global sanitation crisis finds an unlikely and eccentric hero in 60-year-old Singaporean Jack Sim, also known as Mr. Toilet. By blending a lighthearted sense of humour with some compelling and unnerving statistics, he cuts through the cultural taboos of a topic that tends to make people uncomfortable. That discomfort, however, comes at a deadly cost. Nearly a third of the world's population is put at risk by lack of access to proper sanitation, be it unsafe outdoor conditions or improper sewage systems. While Jack's efforts are on a global scale, a major part of his advocacy is focused on India, where 200,000 children die each year from poor sanitation and women are assaulted in public spaces for lack of private bathrooms. Mr. Toilet faces large corporate fights and thinning resources, but his sense of fun and fervour reveal a determined hero that the world needs more than ever. Gabor Pertic

World Showcase program sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

Additional Information

  • NOW - 3 Stars, "Mr. Toilet shines."
  • China Daily - Pooper hero: S'pore's 'Mr Toilet' wants to make sanitation sexy in film
  • The Gate - 3.5 Stars