UK Premiere: Ghost Fleet (15*) + ScreenTalk

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2019

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Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for enslaved fishermen.

Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul has committed her life to rescuing and returning home men from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and other Southeast Asian nations who have been sold to Thai fishing companies by human traffickers.

Once at sea, these captive men go months, even years, without setting foot on land, earning little to no pay, trapped in a modern form of slavery on the boats and forced to endure horrific and often deadly conditions.

Patima and her small team of activists risk their lives to find these men, fight for their emancipation and seek justice for them. In the face of illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination reveals stories of criminal conspiracy at the heart of the global seafood industry, as she calls on her nation and the world to wake up and take action.

US 2018 Dirs Shannon Service and Jeff Waldron 89 min

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