Tuesday, May 15, 2012
CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO-TERRORIST Makes Canadian Premiere Friday, May 25, 2011
CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO-TERRORIST
Makes Canadian Premiere
Friday, May 25, 2011 at 7:00PM
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto
Over 30 Years Of Action-Packed Footage
Of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Campaigns
At Their Most Effective & Entertaining Moments
Q&A with Peter Brown following the screening
Director & Longest Serving Sea Shepherd Crewmember
CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO-TERRORIST announces its Canadian premiere at the OISE auditorium at the University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, at 7pm on Thursday, May 25, 2012. Tickets are $15 and $10. There will be a Q&A with director Peter Jay Brown following the screening and a special meet and greet event the day before, Thursday May 24, 2012. Visit www.seashepherd.org/torontofor the details.
“We’re making our Canadian premiere with thanks to the efforts of Sea Shepherd Toronto, and by popular demand,” said Director Peter Brown. “There’s no better way to promote positive activism than by providing a forum for entertaining people and opening up a discussion on how everyone can make a difference in this world of ours,” he continued.
CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO-TERRORIST takes viewers on an action-packed voyage with the world’s most wanted environmentalist heroes, Captain Paul Watson (currently being held for charges regarding his interference with an illegal Costa Rican shark fishing operation in 2005) and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – the stars of Animal Planet’s Emmy-nominated hit series “Whale Wars.” Seen through the eyes of director, activist and longest serving Sea Shepherd crewmember, Peter Jay Brown, the film features 30 years of never-before-seen insider footage of the most exciting,dispairing and triumphant eco-campaigns in the world. During their voyages they’ve been engaged in dramatic conflict including the boarding of ships, arrests, being fired upon by the Norwegian Navy and successfully ramming and/or sinking illegal whaling and fishing vessels worldwide. The group is also credited with stopping drift-netting worldwide and saving the lives of millions of marine wildlife.
CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO-TERRORIST has been released in the US via Snag Films (who hold the rights for North America) on video on demand on Comcast, FiOs and iNDemand affiliates including Time Warner Cable, Cox and Bright House Networks, as well as digital platforms, including iTunes, VUDU, Amazon and Xbox Live. Now audiences in Canada will be able to see the film via many of the same online platforms and those in Toronto will have a chance to see it on the big screen and meet director Peter Brown.
“Everyone has a unique talent that can make a difference in this world,” said Brown. “30 years ago hardly anyone knew what ‘ecology’ meant, now oil companies are trying to be green. We’re the guys who started the modern environmental movement and have pretty much won the revolution, now we need the right people to govern it before we reach a tipping point,” he continued.
Brown recently returned from Sea Shepherd’s most recent campaign (Operation: Divine Wind) to stop illegal Japanese whaling in an Antarctic whale sanctuary. Whale Wars Season 5, premiering this summer on Animal Planet will cover the voyage in detail.
"There have been many films made about Sea Shepherd but none as hilarious and revealing as CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO-TERRORIST, which was three decades in the making." Captain Watson said. "Peter Brown, a Sea Shepherd insider expertly exercises aikido with his camera by turning a negative accusation into a positive confession of influential activism.”
For more information on CONFESSIONS OF AN ECO-TERRORIST please visit www.confessionsfilm.com