Events · 23rd October 2011
Friday Flicks presents Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson at 7:45 on Friday, October 28 at the Quadra Community Centre.
The film is an epic tale of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Director Trish Dolman charts the life and mission of activist Paul Watson from his early involvement in founding Greenpeace, to his current work as Captain of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Archival footage reveals in-depth interviews with family members, colleagues and specialists in the field, providing many perspectives on this controversial figure. Part doc, part high-octane adventure, the film provides on site footage of the Sea Shepherd team patrolling the ocean, hunting down what they see as the most lethal and serious law-breakers – illegal poachers.
It's a captivating character study of a most infamous and efficacious figure. Considered by some to be a celebrated hero and others an environmental terrorist, Watson offers candid and personal discourse regarding the nature of celebrity and his own egomania, to the necessity of media attention for the cause. Love him or hate him, Watson’s mission is certain – we must save our planet and its oceans.