27 September 2011

'Confessions of an Eco Terrorist' to tell the tale of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Say the name Sea Shepherd and people will right away think of the highly acclaimed show Whale Wars on Animal Planet. Many do not realize that the organization has been around for 34 years, founded in 1977, by Captain Paul Watson. Well now there’s a documentary called Confessions of an Eco Terrorist that will tell the tale.

Confessions of an Eco Terrorist chronicles 30 years of filming, giving an honest look at what goes on behind the scenes during some of the organization's most infamous campaigns. The filmmaker is also the longest serving crew member Peter Jay Brown. Peter has filled many roles for Sea Shepherd including Cinematographer, First Mate, Quartermaster, Deckhand, Zodiac Driver, and Officer/Captain in Paul Watson’s absence.

Watson and Brown’s work over the years has seen thousands of volunteers from all walks of life. The efforts of these volunteers have made the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society into what it is today. This film presents a look into the lives of the crew and the volunteers from humorous situations to life to threatening experiences that underscores the commitment to preserving life in the sea.

View the trailer.

John Himmelberger | @johnhimm
John lives in Maryland where he works as a sales manager. John and his wife Eileen’s pursuit to achieve optimum health combined with a desire to send a strong message to factory farming, inspired them to examine what they put into their bodies. Now a vegan, John has great admiration for groups like Farm Sanctuary and hopes to influence others by sharing his positive experiences. Follow John on his blog and Facebook.

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