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(233) 7.2 90 min 2018

Ghost Fleet is a movie starring Tun Lin and Patima Tungpuchayakul. Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the...

Starring
Tun Lin, Patima Tungpuchayakul
Genres
Documentary
Director
Shannon Service, Jeffrey Waldron

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Shannon Service, Jeffrey Waldron
Stars Tun Lin, Patima Tungpuchayakul
Country USA
Also Known As Esclavos de la pesca
Runtime 1H 30M
Description Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world's insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these "lost" men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima's fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world.

Top reviews

Wednesday, 01 Jul 2020 10:42

Like many other reviewers, I was unfamiliar with "The Stars and Stripes" in the early 80s. This documentary does an excellent job in describing the evolution of the U.S. government's efforts to try to establish a military force in support of President Reagan's vision of the "surge" in Iraq. Though the documentary is presented in a very researched way, it's hard not to feel the temptation to cast blame at the feet of the military brass. In addition to one or two parts where the veterans make claims to be "on duty" for days at a time, the documentary is also littered with comments made by President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, and other high-level members of the Bush administration. This element of the film is the main problem. While the film does a good job of presenting information about the origins of the military surge in Iraq, it's not a story well-told. Many of the statements are simply not supported by facts. I'm guessing that many people in this country were expecting a documentary about the Vietnam War or the Cold War or some other Cold War topic. Those people should be grateful for the movie because it's only so much information they have to work with. But there are many other parts of the documentary that also suffer from a lack of focus. The biggest problem is the way the film is presented. I'm not talking about the editing or the directing. I'm talking about the fact that this is an image-oriented documentary that's all about one image. Many of the high points of the film are not that much of a break from the documentary-minded nature of the rest of the film. For example, many of the high points are either images that are captured by the camera, or are the images that are being shown by the actors on the screen. In my opinion, it's the latter, not the former, that should be more emphasized. The fact that the military is actually involved in the production of this film is hardly enough to make up for the lack of focus and long shots that make up a lot of the time. It's quite clear that the producers of this film wanted the documentary to focus on images and not on facts. This way, they could use the stars of the documentary to help carry the film and add an extra dimension to the documentary experience. But that's not the case. The stars are shown almost at random, and they only appear in the moments when it's necessary to show the stars. This is a very ineffective technique. I've seen documentaries that are much longer and more structured. They do not have stars at all. Many documentaries, such as the Iranian Revolution, The Vietnam War, and 9-11, have stars that help carry the film through and convey important information to the audience. There's nothing wrong with these documentaries because they present important information, but they never have a single scene where there's a star in the scene, and it's made up solely of images that are not being used in any other scene. I feel that if they did, it would have worked better. But even if they didn't, I still don't think the documentary would have had a chance to work.
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 00:09

There are films that explore a variety of topics in a manner that is easy to follow but hard to follow. And then there are films that look and sound like a compilation of all the things that are already covered in more than one film and which just need to be told a lot more eloquently. How many times have you seen "A History of Violence" and "A Knight's Tale"? "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" and "The Graduate" are good examples of these. The film that manages to create this kind of level of impact is "Vigil". It's a perfect example of a film that gets very good at telling a story with all the facts it needs but at the same time, the story and the language of the film get in the way of the viewers' understanding of the film. The picture of the world was much easier to understand when the viewer wasn't just listening to someone speaking, but when the camera was being used to tell a story. Without a script, without a camera and without a story, the whole film is impossible to understand. The problem with all these films is that the viewer is trying to use the language of the film to understand the story. I read some comments about "Vigil" being a metaphor for the German concentration camps. Well, that would make it sound more like a movie about concentration camps than a movie about the Holocaust. The film is much more about the horror of the concentration camps than about the Holocaust. The Nazis were the ones who were not wrong, who were the ones who were not wrong. The Holocaust was the result of a failure of humanity. We never learn about the success of the Nazi system, and that's what the film is about. And if we were to learn about the success of the Nazi system, we wouldn't like it as much. What I would like to know is: does anyone know a film that talks about the German concentration camps? I'd love to see it.


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