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Screening: Freightened

  • Presidio Trust 50 Moraga Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94129 United States (map)

When it comes to cargo shipping (which is how 90% of everything arrives), what are the true costs to our ocean and the people and marine life that depend on it?

Find out on Thursday, June 8. In honor of World Oceans Day, the IOFF and Presidio Trust present a special free screening of Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping as part of the Presidio Dialogues series.

It's free to attend, but registration is required. This event will almost certainly sell out, so register soon!

Thursday, June 8
Presidio Dialogues: World Oceans Day Screening of Freightened
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Presidio Officer's Club, 50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco, CA
FREE to attend | Registration is required | Register

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: Suzanne Harle, Freightened

Earlier Event: June 5
Screening: Chasing Coral
Later Event: June 9
Screening: World Oceans Day