The Ghost Fleet is a documentary feature that uncovers the vast injustice of slavery in the Thai fishing industry through thrilling escape stories. Thailand supplies a large portion of America’s seafood, but Thailand’s giant fishing fleet is chronically short tens of thousands of fishermen per year. Human traffickers have stepped in, selling captives from the region to the captains for a few hundred dollars each.
Once at sea, the men may never return to land – unless they escape. These boats work the islands of Indonesia and Thailand, but also off the coasts of West Africa and Europe. Attempts to “certify” where fish come from, and who is catching it, are in the works but are currently hit-and-miss. In the meantime, as fishing stocks are depleted and commercial fishing operations toiling under tighter and tighter budgets, the need for slave labor grows. Threats and punishments do too.
Next time you order a fish in a restaurant or buy it from a freezer at your local shop, ask yourself, who caught this fish?
SCHEDULE:18.00 TransitieCinema Dinner by Juni Café19.30 Screening “Ghost Fleet” by TransitieCinema21.00 Q&A with experts21.30 Drinks and discussion!
NOTE:* Admission to the MOVIE is for FREE (but we appreciate donations!)* Make sure to ARRIVE ON TIME, the doors are closed when the movie starts or the venue is at full capacity.* The DINNER is vegan and can be reserved via https://apps.ticketmatic.com/widgets/het_nutshuis/addtickets?event=327040968478(reserve BEFORE 5 SEPTEMBER 12.00)* The movie and event are in ENGLISH