Presented by: RMIT’s Social Innovation Hub

2019 | 87 min | USA

Directed by: Lily Zepeda
Australian Premiere

Follow the eccentric founder of the ‘World Toilet Organisation’, Jack Sims, as he tries to inspire the world to ‘give a shit’ about the 2.4 billion people world-wide who lack basic sanitation. Spending years lobbying 193 countries, Jack shows everyone just what it takes to be the world’s #2 guy.

What do you get when you cross an eccentric self-made man with a load of crap? Jack Sim.

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 first-hand 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. In India alone, 200,000 children die each year from lack of safe sanitation, while women are regularly raped because they have to defecate in public spaces.  

Jack’s kids describe him as a 12-year old trapped in a 60-year old’s body. He’s full of jokes and it can be hard to take him seriously. But, he uses humour as his weapon to fight an uphill battle against bathroom taboos. 

He founded the World Toilet Organization and successfully lobbied the United Nations to create World Toilet Day. 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.

Jack’s once supportive staff begins to doubt him; and when his family bonds start to fray over his obsessive dedication, he wonders if he’s finally met his match. 

Mr. Toilet knows there is a price to pay for being the world’s #2 man, but as a su-poo-hero he can’t quit. 

*This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult