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  • Nov 3-5

Pirate for the Sea

This is a stun­ning bio­graph­i­cal film about Cana­di­an envi­ron­men­tal war­rior, Green­peace founder and Sea Shep­herd cap­tain Paul Wat­son. After hav­ing orga­nized cam­paigns protest­ing the killing of seals, whales and dol­phins, Green­peace eject­ed him for his direct action approach. Start­ing his own orga­ni­za­tion, the Sea Shep­herd Con­ser­va­tion Soci­ety, he went on to sink ille­gal whal­ing ships, stopped Cana­di­an seal hunts for ten years, and per­ma­nent­ly halt­ed seal­ing in the British Isles and the killing of dol­phins on Iki Island, Japan.  Wat­son is known for tak­ing the law into his own hands on the open seas, con­fronting, by any non­vi­o­lent means nec­es­sary, the hunters who indis­crim­i­nate­ly slaugh­ter whales, seals and sharks, along with com­plic­it gov­ern­ments and envi­ron­men­tal organizations.

Run­ning time:  99 minutes