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Eco-Pirate:The Story Of Paul Watson

Eco-Pirate:The Story Of Paul Watson (2011)

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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

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Admiring but hardly deifying, this portrait of an ecological warrior is compelling viewing -- as philosophical overview, character study and high-seas adventure.

April 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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For all its scenes of distress and slaughter, Eco-Pirate is often very beautiful.

July 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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In a world where it's still "just business" to destroy tomorrow for a buck today, there are a lot of people who embrace the outlaw. Eco-Pirate shows you why and lets you figure out just how huggable he really is.

July 27, 2011 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
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Audience Reviews for Eco-Pirate:The Story Of Paul Watson

A fascinating take on the active vs. passive resistance approach to environmentalism and quite frankly any issue for which individuals push for change. The personally flawed Watson's approach proves to be the more effective. I wonder what Bob Hunter would think about seeing his daughter fly to Watson's side. Very interesting.
April 10, 2012
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