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Eco Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson


Sun, May 1 7:00 PM
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Tue, May 3 2:00 PM
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110 minutes | Canada  | English  | World Premiere | Rating: PG

Captain Paul Watson has been on a crusade to save the oceans for 40 years and he isn’t about to stop now. Through the life and convictions of this notorious activist, Trish Dolman crafts an epic tale of the birth of the modern environmental movement, and the founding of Greenpeace and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Part high-octane adventure, the film follows Watson and his crew as they hunt down a Japanese whaling fleet in the vast expanse and stunning beauty of Antarctica’s Southern Ocean, and seamlessly segues in and out of a wealth of archival footage from decades of confrontational activism around the world. In-depth interviews with Watson, Bob Hunter, Patrick Moore and Farley Mowat, among others, capture the heroics, the ego, the disputed tactics and the urgency of Watson’s mission. Lynne Fernie

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Trish Dolman

Trish Dolman
Kevin Eastwood

Trish Dolman

Todd Craddock
Ian Kerr
Kristian Olsen

Brendan Woollard
Mike Jackson

Michael Brook

Brent Calkin
Miguel Nunes