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Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA, Costa Rica, Tonga | 99 MINUTES | English, French, Japanese, Spanish | English subtitles


Documentary, Environmental
Captain Paul Watson has dedicated his life to fighting for one thing; to end the slaughter of the ocean’s wildlife and the destruction of its ecosystems. Co-founder of GreenPeace, Watson is part pirate, part philosopher in this provocative film about a man who will stop at nothing to protect what lies beneath.

Director Lesley Chilcott and producer Louise Runge bring us incredible archival footage from decades of Watson’s activism braided with personal stories and beautiful underwater sea life footage to tell the story of a true champion for the environment. Informative, moving, and disturbing, Watson is a must see for anyone who is concerned about the future of our oceans and the planet.

—Dan Hunt


Directed by Lesley Chilcott

Lesley Chilcott is a documentary film director, producer, and writer. Chilcott previously directed CodeGirl and A Small Section Of The World and produced the Academy Award® -winning An Inconvenient Truth, cult rock documentary It Might Get Loud and Waiting for "Superman", for which she won the PGA Award for Outstanding Producer.
Lesley Chilcott
Louise Runge, Lesley Chilcott, Wolfgang Knöpfler
Logan Schneider
Greg Finton
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Elise Pearlstein, Walter Köhler, Dinah Czezik-Müller
Associate Producer
Pamela Morgan-Navarro, Bernard Walter
Christophe Beck
Paul Watson


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