Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist
Once upon a time, in a land of our very own, over 30 years ago, a few fearless vigilante environmentalists that included Paul Watson, Bob Hunter and Peter Brown set sail to defend and preserve mother nature's creatures. Their efforts gave birth to the modern environmental movement and their influence continually witnessed by millions of people every Friday night on Animal Planet's Whale Wars. They fight against all odds to protect the unprotected and lay the law down where it fails to reach.
Bob Hunter and Paul Watson
Antarctica early 1970s
Before Whale Wars there were three decades of ambitiously adventurous Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) campaigns that built the foundation for and reputation of a fleet to be reckoned with. Coming to theaters this fall is Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist directed by longest serving SSCS first mate, Peter Jay Brown, which documents the organization from it's early days up until Whale Wars with 30 years of "behind the scenes and below the decks" never-before-seen footage.
In these years the organization was successful at stopping some of the most horrific atrocities against marine life like drift-netting, illegal whaling, and illegal fishing in national sanctuaries.
SSCS has successfully saved thousands upon thousands of our earth's most beautiful, precious, loving and harmless creations and continue to do so each and every day.
Even South Park has made fun of them.
Coming to theaters this fall!
Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist should strike just about everyone as a refreshing contrast to the usual bleak tenor of save-the-planet cinema. Variety
Brown’s film is a peek behind the curtain: The activist often creates confrontation, but the documentarian must show the less-than-flattering bits. This film is a warts-and-all view of his involvement with the Sea Shepherd team since 1981, and it also deconstructs the classic political-movement film. Los Angeles Times
This funny, insightful and controversial film was three decades in the making by Peter Brown, a Sea Shepherd insider and film maker whose sense of humor and special talents allowed him to venture where no other film maker has been able to go – into the heart of oceanic ecological activism. Captain Paul Watson
*See Captain Paul Watson and Director Peter Jay Brown
at the Sea No Evil art benefit show to preserve and protect the oceans of the world.
Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 6:00PM at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium
in Riverside, CA.
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