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Confessions of an Eco Terrorist Screening

Thursday October 4, 2012

Confessions of an Eco Terrorist Screening

The highly acclaimed documentary movie Confessions of an Eco Terrorist gets a timely screening in Puerto del Carmen this weekend, as part of the Lanzarote Ocean Film and Art Festival.

The film, which was created by the conservationist and director Peter J Brown focuses on the work of Paul Watson, a founding member of Greenpeace and the captain of the Sea Shepherd, a vessel that has been at the forefront of numerous campaigns to combat illegal whaling and other environmentally detrimental activities over the last few decades.

The screening takes place tomorrow night from 20.30 in the Paseo de Barilla which runs between the Old Town harbour and Playa Chica and coincides with a recent denunciation by Greenpeace of plans to prospect for oil off the coast of Lanzarote, a theme that will no doubt also be touched on in a talk which Peter J Brown will be giving as part of the presentation.

The film was completed in 2011 and has since won rave reviews at the Cannes International Film Festival. It contains lots of graphic scenes, including seal cub culling, which some may find disturbing. However the film is actually quite light hearted in the main as Brown highlights the trials and tribulations of the eco warriors on board the Sea Shepherd as they take the fight to their numerous foes, such as shark poachers, drift net fishers and seal clubbers on the high seas, scoring many notable victories along the way.

The Lanzarote Ocean Film and Art Festival takes runs until October 7th and features a very diverse programme of events encompassing not just film and art but also music and numerous other ocean based activities. For more information and a full event programme visit their website at



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