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





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Filmmaker Trish Dolman tells the incredible true life story of controversial marine activist Paul Watson, who patrols the icy waters of Antarctica's Southern Ocean on a mission to stop Japanese whalers and other lawless poachers. A devoted member of Greenpeace in the early days of the organization, Watson went on to fight the slaughter of baby harp seals in Canada as the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Though his aggressive tactics made Watson more than his fair share of enemies, he never backed down in his fight to protect the creatures of the ocean. In addition to hearing Watson's story in his own words, we also hear from his many supporters and detractors.
Art House & International , Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Eco-Pirate:The Story Of Paul Watson

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

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

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

Full Review… | July 27, 2011
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.

Full Review… | July 27, 2011
Jam! Movies

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Full Review… | September 21, 2011
National Post

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.

John Ballantine
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