Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Market Hall

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping

  • Denis Delestrac
  • 90 minutes
  • 2016
  • Spain | France
  • Friday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Market Hall
Sponsored by Kawartha World Issues Centre; Seasoned Spoon Cafe; Sustainable Trent 

From polluters to policy makers – a searing investigation beyond and beneath the public’s eye

About 90% of the goods that North Americans consume are manufactured on the other side of the planet. How do they get to us? The answer is cargo shipping – an industry that supplies countless millions of people with everything from toothbrushes to laptops – at virtually no cost to the consumer. The multi-million-dollar industry, with its stranglehold over policy-makers, makes a devastating contribution to climate change and forces ship workers into extremely dangerous conditions. Taking us on a global journey across oceans and seaways, this audacious investigation into the mechanics and perils of cargo shipping sheds light on an all-but-invisible industry with deep hidden costs.

This screening is a part of a feature film program, and requires an individual ticket: