About the Film
The global fishing industry is cast under a harsh light in this documentary, following Thai human rights activist Patima Tungpuchayakul as she and her team seek to bring home workers essentially enslaved at sea.
Shannon Service is an independent reporter and filmmaker whose work has appeared in The New York Times, the BBC and The Guardian of London. She primarily focuses on crimes at sea, but her stories covered everything from the ravages of war to the intimacies of heartbreak. In 2012, she worked with Becky Palmstrom to break the story of slavery on Thai fishing boats for NPR’s Morning Edition. Shannon has won several reporting awards, including an Edward R. Murrow.
A graduate of USC’s prestigious Cinema-Television Production program, with an MFA from the American Film Institute, Jeffrey Waldron earned a 2012 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Outstanding Cinematography. He has received another ten awards and nominations for his directing and cinematography work in both narrative and documentary films. In 2013 he was nominated for Best Director (Non-Fiction) at the International Academy of Web TV Awards.