Freightened
Spain/France | 2017 | 52 min • documentary feature
  • Sonic Sea
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Film Info
Event Type:documentary feature
Film Type:documentary feature
Release Year:2017
Run Time:52
Production Country:Spain/France
Trailer:vimeo.com/162357846
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Denis Delestrac
Producer(s):Karim Samai
Marieke van Den Bersselaar
Screenwriter:Denis Delestrac
Description

90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of modern civilization; without it, it would be impossible to fulfill the ever-increasing demands of our societies. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. Due to their size, freight ships no longer fit in traditional city harbours; they have moved out of the public’s eye, behind barriers and check points.

"Freightened" answers questions such as: Who pulls the strings in this multi-billion dollar business? To what extent does the industry control our policy makers? How does it affect the environment above and below the water-line? And what’s life like for modern seafarers?

Taking us on a journey over seas and oceans, "Freightened" reveals in an audacious investigation the many faces of world-wide freight shipping and sheds light on the consequences of an all-but-visible industry.

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