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: