Berkeley Screening: Freightened

  • University of California Berkeley Warren Room, Boalt Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

The Explorers' Club Northern California Chapter and the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) are teaming up for an East Bay screening of Freightened: The Real Cost of Shipping, in observation of World Oceans Day. Join us on the campus of UC Berkeley on Sunday, June 11 at 4:30 pm!

Sunday, June 11
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Doors open at 4:00
UC Berkeley - Warren Room, Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA | Map
General admission: $12 (+ $1.65 fee) | UC Berkeley students: $5 (+ $1.27 fee)
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About the film

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping
Denis Delestrac, 2016, 52 min

Ninety percent of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of modern civilization; without it, it would be impossible to fulfill the ever-increasing demands of our societies. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. Taking us on a journey over seas and oceans, Freightened reveals in an audacious investigation the many faces of world-wide freight shipping and sheds light on the consequences of an all-but-visible industry.

Produced by Polar Star Films | Coproduced by La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse

About the filmmaker

Denis Delestrac is the award-winning filmmaker of Freightened as well as Sand Wars, Pax Americana, Banking Nature, and the IMAX films Mystery of the Nile and Arabia. Denis has worked as a photojournalist, staff writer, and managing editor for several daily and monthly publications in the U.S., France (Le Monde), and Spain. He also co-wrote the book "The Future Society" with intellectual Noam Chomsky.

Top photo credit: Suzanne Harle, Freightened