The Decrepit (2012) is a micro-budget documentary filmed in the summer of 2011 in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, the cities own Skid Row, to give a voice to the inhabitants of the area. The area houses thousands of hard drug addicts and prostitutes and other social outcasts.
This documentary was made with the assistance of a Vancouver police officer who helped with introducing the subjects to the film makers, a decade after police officers from the city played a huge role in filming the 2003 award winning documentary Through A Blue Lense which explored the same issues. Nicola the blonde lady who is one of those to feature in this film was one of the main subjects of that earlier film. That film was itself the result of connections made when film maker Victoria Mannix was filming the documentary Down Here.