SHINERS a documentary about shoe shiners

About the film


Shiners delves into the lives of shoe shiners around the world giving you an insider's view of this often overlooked profession. Travel from Tokyo to La Paz, New York, Toronto and Sarajevo, to meet the men and women who make their living cleaning our shoes. This character-driven documentary introduces you to the people who do this job and allows you to see the world through their eyes. People around the world have turned to shoe shining to provide for themselves and their families. These are their stories. Enter their universe. You'll never look at a shoe shiner the same way again.

Release and screenings

Shiners will be released in the Fall of 2016 - Check out our news section for updates on festival screenings.