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FREIGHTENED: The Real Price of Shipping

Spain, France – 2016

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  • Wednesday, September 14 - 1:00pm
    Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, Santo Domingo
  • Wednesday, September 14 - 6:00pm
    Embajada de Francia en la República Dominicana, Santo Domingo
  • Thursday, September 15 - 6:00pm
    Alianza Francesa de Santo Domingo (AFSD), Santo Domingo
  • Friday, September 16 - 6:00pm
    Universidad APEC, Santo Domingo

The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of modern civilization. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. FREIGHTENED answers questions such as: Who pulls the strings in this multi-billion dollar business? To what extent does the industry control our policy makers? How does it affect the environment above and below the waterline? And what’s life like for modern seafarers?

Director: Denis Delestrac
Country: Spain, France
Year: 2016
Duration: 84 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Freightened_Real_Prince_Director_2Denis Delestrac

Denis Delestrac stepped into filmmaking in 2001 when he met legendary photographer Steve McCurry, later to become the subject of The Face of the human Condition. This was the first segment of the Nomads series that took the young director around the globe and forged his creative voice. In 2009, he teamed with executive producer Mark Achbar (Director of The Corporation) and signed Pax Americana . It received numerous accolades and led Denis to his next film Sand Wars, selected in over 40 festivals and winner of 15 awards including a Gold Panda, the Greenpeace Prize and a Gemini Award, placing Delestrac as one of Europe’s most bankable non-fiction directors. His recent film Banking Nature won 8 Awards, including the Greenpeace Prize 2016. Freightened, The True Cost of Shipping is the director’s latest production. His films unstitch the hidden mechanics of our society, ones that blatantly stare us in the face and yet we are completely oblivious to. The force with which Delestrac exposes controversial issues has sparked public debate and influenced political decision-making internationally, positioning him as one of the most influential investigative filmmakers this past decade.

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