SPRAYCACION difficult to categorize; easy to watch
Mockumentary? Documentary? Fiction? It is difficult to say exactly what sort of filmic category Spraycation belongs in.
A Mexican documentary team with strong Marxist leanings heads to a remote part of Canada to blow the lid off of labour conditions among seasonal migrant workers. Once there, the team finds that the conditions are actually pretty good. Ridiculously good, in fact.
The two subjects of this documentary, Pablo (Paul) Higgins and Alejandro Companero, who hail from Victoria, BC, Canada, are paid CDN $18 per hour to scour the roadsides for weeds that largely do not exist. A great deal of down time is available to both men, who occupy their days with extended coffee breaks, trips to Canadian fast food restaurants, prancing through wheat fields and sleeping in the truck.
In spite of the unchallenging nature of their profession, and the liberties they take with their time on the clock, the men remain proud of the job they are paid do - or, at least, intend to do.