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.