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Watson

by Lesley Chilcott Gala Premieres

As a young man, environmental activist Paul Watson was forced to watch as a living whale was killed right before his very eyes, an event that shook him deeply and conjured a wrath. Ever since, Watson has been radically dedicated to the ocean’s wildlife. With his controversial yet efficient methods, the former Greenpeace co-founder, now a media-savvy captain and pirate of the Sea Shepherd organisation, is forcing whalers and fish poachers to retreat. WATSON not only tells the life story of one of the most important faces of the global environmental protection movement, but also uses Watson’s extensive video archive, personal anecdotes, and captivatingly beautiful underwater footage to take us into the world of vast oceans and their endangered biodiversity. A world worth fighting for.


  • Genre: DOC: Environment & Nature
  • Country, Year: USA, Austria, 2019
  • Runtime: 99 Min
  • Languages: English, French, Japanese, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Lesley Chilcott
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  • Cinematography: Logan Schneider
  • Editor: Greg Finton
  • Sound: Frank Gaeta
  • Music: Christophe Beck
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  • Producers: Louise Runge, Lesley Chilcott, Wolfgang Knöpfler
  • Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Elise Pearlstein, Walter Köhler, Dinah Czezik-Müller
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  • Production Companies: Participant Media, Terra Mater Factual Studios, Invented by Girls
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