Watch This: First Trailer for 'The World of the Ghost Fleet' Doc Film
"Brother, please jump… if you want to stay alive. If you want to live, jump." A few years back we featured a trailer for an indie documentary called Rising from Ashes, about a Rwandan cycling team. The producers behind that doc are back with their latest project, titled (The World of) The Ghost Fleet being directed by Jeffrey Waldron, about modern day slavery in the Thai fishing industry. The first teaser trailer has launched and it's beautiful, a harrowing look at a shady industry most of us know nothing about. I love the music in the trailer, I love the footage, I admire how chilling it is, and I even love the film's logo. Word is this won't be ready until early 2016, but I'm already anticipating it and hope to bring attention to it as they finish up.
Here's the first teaser trailer for Jeffrey Waldron's doc The World of the Ghost Fleet direct from Vimeo:
Synopsis for the project from Vimeo: "Every year, tens of thousands of untraceable Thai fishing boats ply the sea. Captains buy slave crew and force them to work for years on end to put fish on American plates. They are ghost men on ghost ships. This is the story of how a few men--a farmer, a motorcycle mechanic, a construction worker--escaped." The World of the Ghost Fleet is being directed by Jeffrey Waldron, an Indie Spirit Awards-nominated cinematographer making his feature directing debut. The producers hope the film can invoke a call-to-action to stop this slave trade by making us aware of the kind of fish we buy. For more info and to support the project, visit their site at theghostfleet.com. We'll keep an eye on this doc.