"We see with the eyes, but we see with the brain as well. And seeing with the brain is often called imagination." –Oliver Sacks
107 likes / 1 comments / 9 days ago
"Today, as we confront a rapidly warming climate, rising sea levels and an accelerating loss of life among everything from corals to honeybees to elephants, we need more — and more effective — storytellers to help bend the arc of natural and human history." –Paul G. Allen, Founder of Vulcan Productions
78 likes / 3 comments / 11 days ago
Happy birthday to #oliversacks who would’ve been 86 today. 🎈We look forward to sharing the documentary about his life with you! Details coming soon.✨“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.”
68 likes / 1 comments / 11 days ago
“Everyone who consumes seafood has a role to play in ending [the injustice of slavery at sea]. Consumers must ensure that everything harvested from the sea is caught by fishermen who are paid for their labor, have safe working conditions, and are treated with dignity and respect." —Patima Tungpuchayakul speaking at the United Nations on June 7, 2019 ( #worldoceansday)
We're bringing four environmental filmmakers from Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia or India to @JacksonWildOrg's summit for filmmakers in September. Apply by July 10th!⠀ ⠀ Like you, we believe that strong, diverse voices are integral for innovative storytelling. That's why we're bringing four established, environmental and conservation-focused filmmakers whose work has not been properly introduced to the United States and Northern Europe to this year’s Jackson Wild Summit (September 21–27, 2019). ⠀ ⠀ Filmmakers will be considered from Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, or India who are telling stories about their homeland’s environmental and conservation challenges. Successful candidates will have ...
Words by our founder, Paul Allen. “Once people see such compelling movies, many see the world, and their role in it, a little differently." ⠀ Swipe to see his high school yearbook photo! ⠀
100 likes / 8 comments / 23 days ago
Meet Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron. They co-directed #ghostfleetfilm. ⠀ ⠀ Investigative reporter Service originally broke the story about slave labor on Thai fishing vessels back in 2012; it aired on NPR’s “Morning Edition.” She teamed up with cinematographer Waldron to highlight the inhumanity of forced labor at sea to a worldwide audience and spotlight the life-saving work of the NGO Labour Protection Network. ⠀ ⠀ We're proud to have worked with these powerhouse storytellers. GhostFleet.com to learn more about the film. 📸 credit: Henrik Jones
116 likes / 3 comments / 1 months ago
Our #womancrushwednesday is on the fearless Patima Tungpuchayakul – abolitionist and main subject of #ghostfleetfilm. Did you know that much of the fish that shows up on your dinner plate got there because of slave labor? Patima works passionately to end slavery at sea. ⠀ “If I don’t go to these dangerous places to rescue the fishermen, who will help these men? Don’t you think that helping over 5,000 victims of slavery in the fishing industry is more important than the feeling of danger for one person?"🙌❤️🙌❤️🙌❤️🙌❤️🙌
84 likes / 4 comments / 1 months ago
Don't miss the film that garnered standing ovations in over 10 cities around the world. #ghostfleetfilm exposes the darkest secret on the sea – that much of the seafood on our dinner plates is caught by men forced to work at see.⠀ ⠀ Ghost Fleet is in select theaters now. Screening locations ➩GhostFleet.com Join us in the fight 💪 to take action against the inhumanity of slavery at sea. Details on our site.
84 likes / 0 comments / 1 months ago
Today is #nationalfishingday. Do you know where your seafood comes from? No day like today to find out. Simply ask your grocer or server where the fish you're interested in eating comes from. This small action can help dismantle the seafood supply chain enabling slavery at sea. ⠀ ⠀ #ghostfleetfilm is playing in select theaters now! Don't miss this heroic film that the @washingtonpost says "plays like a thrilling jungle adventure." ⠀ ⠀ GhostFleet.com to learn more about actions you can take against the inhumanity of forced labor on our ocean.
"I was enslaved on a fishing boat for eleven years and I have suffered a lot," says 40-year-old labor rights activist Tun Lin, who lost four fingers from his right hand while forced to work at sea. "Seafood exported to other countries is the result of our sweat and blood and life."⠀ ⠀ Don't miss Ghost Fleet – in select theaters now.⠀ ⠀ #ghostfleetfilm⠀ Screening locations ➩GhostFleet.com 📸: Bryan Nakata (Tun Lin, left, with translator Ben Carroll at @vulcaninc on Monday, June 3, 2019)
163 likes / 14 comments / 1 months ago
Modern day slavery.⠀⠀ Destruction of our ocean.⠀⠀ Economic injustice.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #ghostfleetfilm is #nowplaying in select theaters + opening in Washington D.C. and San Diego this weekend. Learn more ➪GhostFleet.com ⠀⠀
78 likes / 1 comments / 1 months ago
3.5 out of 4 ⭐️ — we’ll take it. Don't miss #ghostfleetfilm in theaters across the U.S. now! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ➪GhostFleet.com for screening locations & times.
123 likes / 3 comments / 1 months ago
It's a #modernslavery story that's largely unknown, and it affects your dinner plate. 🍽️🍣🐟 #ghostfleetfilm is now screening in select theaters. For details, visit »GhostFleet.com
7 out of 10 migrant fishermen in Thailand are in forced labor, catching much of the world's seafood. #ghostfleetfilm spotlights the small team of rescue workers and their leader — the fearless Patima Tungpuchayakul — who bring these lost men home. ➪GhostFleet.com