Tonight: Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist

April 25, 2011 | 9 Comments

Captain Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd crew member film-maker Peter Brown are in Bermuda, scheduled to attend this evening’s screening of ‘Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist’ at BUEI.

IMDB describes the film as, “Seen through the eyes of activist Peter Jay Brown, Confessions grants the viewer an intimate look at shipboard life amongst these self proclaimed animal saviors and sea rebels who shaped the green movement we know and love today. Peter and his associates’ exploits are as much comedy as cause.”

“These extremists proudly fly the skull and cross-bones while performing extraordinary feats of daring on the high seas. Their fleet of ramming vessels inflicts damage to whalers, illegal drift-netters, and seal hunters that operate illegally world-wide. The hard nosed cast of characters exude bravery and whit, all while engaging in action packed conflict including sinkings, boardings, arrests, and plenty of rammings.”

[Warning, some profanity in the trailer below]

Captain Watson has a long history of environmental activism. According to the UK’s Telegraph in 1979  he “went after a notorious pirate whaling ship called the Sierra, which was barred from many ports in the world for violating anti-whaling laws and non-payment of fuel bills. Most of its crew had outstanding arrest warrants, the ship kept changing its flag, and it was thought to have killed at least 25,000 whales.”

“It took Watson a year to hunt down the ship, and then he rammed it at full speed and ripped open its hull. The Sierra limped into port and its owners spent $1 million on uninsured repairs. Then it sank at the dockside after Sea Shepherd operatives blew holes in its hull with limpet mines. Watson went on to sink three Norwegian whaling ships, two Icelandic whalers in Reykjavik harbour and half the Spanish whaling fleet.”

Captain Paul Watson will be talking about the work of the Sea Shepherd and answering questions at two public screenings of the new Sea Shepherd film ‘Confessions of an Eco-terrorist’ a the BUEI tonight [Apr.25]. The screenings of the film start at 6 and 8pm. Tickets cost $20 and are available online at Bermudatix.bm.

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  1. Geza Wolf says:

    "Self proclaimed animal saviours" making money off their activism...gotta love capitalism!

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  2. 32n64w says:

    I hope someone asks Captain Watson if he feels his actions and the choices he makes while running his campaigns (which in turn put the lives of his volunteer crew at risk) are an acceptable compromise for his perceived success.

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    • Fact says:

      His volunteers know the dangers before they volunteer. He and his volunteers are passionate about their mission. I give them all the credit in the world. Who else will speak for these animals?

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      • ._./ says:

        Gaddafi also had supporters..

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        • Rachael says:

          This is a meaningless comment at best. If you know anything at all about Sea Shepherd and Paul Watson and you don't approve that's very sad. If you are not grateful for their energy, compassion and unrelenting determination to prevent poaching and illegal fishing and to protect our marine environment you must be mad. If you actually don't know anything about them you are in no position to make a sensible comment. You contented yourself with an entirely idiotic comment.

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  3. Weldon Wade says:

    See you there!

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  4. trawalla says:

    This one is a hard one as i am an indigenous man and the indigji foods source are banned as per colonialism how ever I still enjoy so if whale is indigji food to the whalers then i cant say yae or nay

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    • Rachael says:

      If you live here you are not an 'indigenous' man. There were no indigenous land mammals in Bermuda, so without 'colonialism' none of us would have made it here. You also need to understand that Sea Shepherd is against the illegal factory ship whaling of hundreds of whales, a completely unsustainable practice. It is also disgustingly cruel as whales are enormous and they do not die quickly. The whalers like to target mothers and calves who cannot swim so fast and cannot submerge for a long time because the mothers won't leave their calves even though they understand that they are in danger. This is 2014, we need to leave our old, barbaric practices behind us and preserve this planet while we still have a small chance left.

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  5. My two cents says:

    From his talk

    "He went on to talk of human arrogance, using the analogy of earth as a spaceship with humans as passengers and the rest of the natural world as crew. “We contribute nothing to running this ship, certainly not its life support system. The crew provides the oxygen we breathe, the food we eat — it cleans up our mess and keeps everything running. The problem is the passengers are killing off the crew.”"

    If this does not make sense and you can't understand WHY he does what he does, then your ego is in your own way. Most people that hate on environmentalists are either making profit from destroying the environment, have a huge ego, or both. No other option can be possible

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