Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson

Run Times:
110 min
Paul Watson
Trish Dolman
Trish Dolman
Plot Summary

ECO-PIRATE: THE STORY OF PAUL WATSON is a feature-length documentary about a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans. Part Captain Nemo, part Grizzly Man, the film follows Watson in the act as he repeatedly flouts the law, so that he may apprehend what he sees as the more serious law-breakers – the illegal poachers of the world. From the genesis of Greenpeace to the sinking of a pirate whaling ship off Portugal, from clashes with fisherman in the Galapagos to Watson’s recent headline-grabbing battles with the Japanese whaling fleet in Antarctica.

Festivals and Awards

Hot Docs Film Festival, Canada, April 2011

Projecting Change Film Festival, Canada, May 2011
*Winner: Best Documentary

Galway Film Festival, Ireland, July 2011

Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, July 2011

Green Film Festival, Argentina, August 2011

Reykjavik Film Festival, Iceland, September 2011
*Special Jury Mention

Norrkoping Film Festival, Sweden, October 2011

Rio Film Festival, Brazil, October 2011

Warsaw Intl Film Festival, Poland, October 2011

Mill Valley International Film Festival, USA, October 2011

Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium, October 2011

Abu Dhabi International Film Festival, UAE, October 2011

Leeds International Film Festival, UK, November 2011

St. Louis International Film Festival, USA, November 2011

Three Rivers Film Festival, USA, November 2011

Starz Denver Film Festival, USA, November 2011

Available Light Film Festival, Canada, February 2012

Salem Film Festival, USA. March 2012

DC Environmental Film Festival, USA, March 2012