Chasing the Thunder (Ocean Warriors)

The illegally fishing trawler "Thunder" has been breaking international law unchallenged for ten years and is doing a million-dollar business. But then the activists of the environmental protection organization Sea Shepherd get on its heels. Where the international community fails, Sea Shepherd tracks down illegal fishing vessels and provides Interpol with the necessary evidence to bring the poachers to justice.

The captains of the activist ships "Bob Barker" and "Sam Simon" follow the trawler over 10,000 nautical miles past Antarctic icebergs, into the storms of the Southern Ocean, through the Indian Ocean and into the South Atlantic. To put an end to the poaching, the colourfully mixed, international crew risks everything and literally goes on a collision course with the "Thunder".

"Chasing the Thunder" is a true thriller on the high seas, an epic 110-day chase across three oceans. The film shows in thrilling pictures how much endurance and commitment the fight for the seas demands and what a sworn crew of volunteers can accomplish.  

"Chasing the Thunder" is a 96 minute compilation of the multi-part television series "Ocean Warriors". The company Moving Medien Adventures has also created an additional 50 minute version.

„Two and half years ago I stopped signing petitions and liking things on facebook and actually take a more action approach. I’m not afraid of what’s gonna confront me. (..) bring it on.“ - volunteer Krystal Keynes

Director(s): Marc Levin, Mark Benjamin
Production: Paul G. Allen, Rocky Collins, Carole Tomko, Katie Carpenter, Adam Schleifer, Sam Sielen
Music: Gregg Lehrman
Actors: Paul Watson, Peter Hammarstedt, Alistair McDonnell, Sid Chakravarty, Paola Sainz, Krystal Keynes, Alistair Allan, Simon Ager, Wyanda Lublink
Year: 2018
Duration: 96 min
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: France, United States, Antarctic, Mauritius, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
Screening rights: DRG () | Moving Medien Adventures ()

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Main topic(s): Oceans Human Potential
Secondary topics: courage cooperation activism
Mentions: ocean poachers illegal fishing international waters responsibility overfishing Bob Barker Interpol law enforcement Sam Simon
Topic Page(s): Oceans Human Potential


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