The Explorers' Club Northern California Chapter and the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) are teaming up for an East Bay screening of Freightened: The Real Cost of Shipping, in observation of World Oceans Day. Join us on the campus of UC Berkeley on Sunday, June 11 at 4:30 pm!
Sunday, June 11
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Doors open at 4:00
UC Berkeley - Warren Room, Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA | Map
General admission: $12 (+ $1.65 fee) | UC Berkeley students: $5 (+ $1.27 fee)
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About the film
Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping
Denis Delestrac, 2016, 52 min
Ninety percent 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. 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.
Produced by Polar Star Films | Coproduced by La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse
About the filmmaker
Denis Delestrac is the award-winning filmmaker of Freightened as well as Sand Wars, Pax Americana, Banking Nature, and the IMAX films Mystery of the Nile and Arabia. Denis has worked as a photojournalist, staff writer, and managing editor for several daily and monthly publications in the U.S., France (Le Monde), and Spain. He also co-wrote the book "The Future Society" with intellectual Noam Chomsky.
Top photo credit: Suzanne Harle, Freightened