World Premiere for feature doc that reveals the real cost of imported goods
FREIGHTENED – The Real Price of Shipping is Delestrac’s latest investigative documentary produced by Polar Star Films with La Compagnie des Taxi-Brousse. This time the award-winning director turns its gaze to the cargo shipping industry; an obscure industry that silently keeps our globalized world spinning.
No less than 90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. This fact makes cargo shipping a key player in world economy; the biggest companies have revenues comparable to Microsoft, and ships are a vital link in the supply chain for modern society. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain out of the spotlight while its hidden costs affect us all. Director Denis Delestrac takes us on a journey over seas and oceans in an audacious, worldwide investigation that reveals the many faces of the freight shipping industry.
The feature version of FREIGHTENED – The Real Price of Shipping will have its television premiere on Das Erste, Germany on 30th March. The World Festival Premiere is at San Francisco Green Film Fest in April. A short version of the film was shown on France 5 television and RTS, Switzerland, in February to a record audience. More confirmed screenings coming soon. Watch this space!