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Captain Watson and his crews have confronted whaling vessels from Europe to the Southern Ocean, seal hunters in Canada, and shark finners in Central America. WATSON blends revealing contemporary interviews with Captain Watson, archival clips of Sea Shepherd’s dramatic encounters, and spectacular underwater nature footage, as award-winning documentarian Lesley Chilcott (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”) paints a fascinating portrait of a man willing to put his own life at risk in a relentless quest to protect the oceans and the marine life within.

Running Time: 100 min.
Subject(s): Activism, Animals, Biography, Ecology, Environment, Nature and Wildlife
Language(s): English
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Lesley Chilcott, Louise Runge, Wolfgang Knöpfler
Cinematographer: Logan Schneider
Editor(s): Greg Finton
Production Company: Local Hero, Participant, Terra Mater Factual Studios


Festival Participation

  • Tribeca Film Festival - 2019
    Audience Award Nominee
  • Tribeca Film Festival - 2019
    Best Documentary Feature Nominee
  • Camden International Film Festival - 2019
    Harrell Award Nominee
  • Hamptons International Film Festival - 2019
    Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless Award Winner

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