Activist. Conservationist. Rebel.

As a young man, environmental activist Paul Watson had to watch at close range as a live whale was killed before his eyes. An event that deeply shook him and provoked his anger. Since then, Watson has devoted himself passionately and radically to the marine wildlife.

Formerly a Greenpeace co-founder and activist, Watson is now a media-savvy captain and pirate for Sea Shepherd, an organization that uses controversial and effective methods to force whalers and fish poachers to retreat.

But "Watson" not only tells the exciting life story of one of the most important faces of the global conservation movement. The film also takes us into the world of the oceans and their endangered biodiversity thanks to its large video archive, personal anecdotes and beguilingly beautiful underwater shots. A world worth fighting for.

Director(s): Lesley Chilcott
Script: Lesley Chilcott
Production: Participant Media, Wolfgang Knöpfler, Lesley Chilcott, Louise Runge, Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
Music: Christophe Beck
Actors: Paul Watson
Year: 2019
Duration: 100 min
Our age recommendation: 10
Language (audio): Japanese, French, English, Spanish
Language (subtitles): German, English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Australia, United States
Screening rights: Terra Mater ()

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Main topic(s): Oceans Human Potential
Secondary topics: biodiversity overfishing wildlife activism
Mentions: ocean whale conservation illegal fishing Watson Greenpeace activist wildlife habitat underwater world
Topic Page(s): Oceans Human Potential

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