GHOST FLEET
Documentary Feature | 90 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018 and 10/6/2018
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Directed By
Shannon Service
Jeffrey Waldron

Produced By
Jon Bowermaster


Sponsored by



East Coast Premiere

2018 | Thai/Burmesa/Bahasa | USA

Amidst the unsustainable expansion of Thailand’s fishing market, the global fishing industry has engaged in the illegal practice of holding workers against their will for years at sea, with little hope of returning to their families. Defying threats of torture and imprisonment to those who attempt to escape, many workers have jumped ship and found themselves taking refuge in local jungles. Following Thai human-rights activist Patima Tungpuchayakul and her team as they set off on a mission to rescue the prisoners who have successfully escaped to the southern islands of Indonesia, GHOST FLEET is an eye-opening expose of the ways in which slavery continues to exist in the modern world, and an inspiring look at those devoting their lives to ending it.