Watch This: First Trailer for 'The World of the Ghost Fleet' Doc Film

March 11, 2015
Source: Vimeo

The World of the Ghost Fleet

"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 We'll keep an eye on this doc.

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


Cray Cray....

TheOct8pus on Mar 11, 2015


That comment is cray cray.

Why? on Mar 11, 2015


Wow, this looks incredible. Just went to the top of my most anticipated docs for 2016.

Danny on Mar 11, 2015


Mad. Definitely watching. Cheers Alex.

Carpola on Mar 11, 2015


Incredible. that cut from the boat to the waves at 1:30 took my breath away.

jay on Mar 11, 2015


Every one forgets about South East Asia. There is some sick shit that takes place there. Like some seriously gross acts.

DAVIDPD on Mar 11, 2015


Yeah like Westerners that go over there to have sex with under age kids.

Bruce Lee on Mar 12, 2015


"Kids" implies under aged...but yeah it's messed up.

DAVIDPD on Mar 12, 2015


Wow. This looks incredible.

Nielsen700 on Mar 12, 2015


There are many such stories outside West; North America or Europe ... Worth watching, no question about it...

shiboleth on Mar 14, 2015

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