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Watson Unclassified 18+

For 50 years, Sea Shepherd co-founder Captain Paul Watson has been fighting to save the world’s oceans, and producer-turned-director Lesley Chilcott (It Might Get Loud, MIFF 2008; An Inconvenient Truth, MIFF 2006) documents with the same passion as her subject.

Dedicated marine preservationist, part pirate and part philosopher, and a man willing to do whatever it takes for the ecological cause, Watson not only helped start the often controversial environmental organisation Greenpeace, but also created the Sea Shepherd – a conservation society unafraid to push boundaries beyond even Greenpeace’s limits. A hero to many but an “eco-terrorist” to some, Watson’s impact upon the conservation movement has been pivotal.

An important record of the tireless crusader’s activism, and of his decades-long battle to protect the oceans and their wildlife – whatever the cost – Watson compiles archival footage and personal anecdotes into a must-see portrait. The film’s stunning underwater footage is extraordinary, showing just what Paul Watson is desperately trying to protect.

“A vital showcase of the power a person can have to affect change and how far-reaching that change can be to others.” – Film Inquiry


Contains distressing scenes involving animals

Tickets

1521
Sun 11 Aug 11:00 am [1521]
Watson (99 mins)
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access
Past event
9651
Tue 13 Aug 6:45 pm [9651]
Watson (99 mins)
Hoyts 11 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Featured Subject
Paul Watson
Director
Lesley Chilcott
Producers
Lesley Chilcott, Louise Runge, Wolfgang Knöpfler
Cinematographer
Logan Schneider
Composer
Christophe Beck
Editor
Greg Finton
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital

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