The Real Price of Shipping

October 13th, 2018, 19:00
Doors open 18:30
Spektrum, B├╝rknerstra├če 12, 12047 Berlin, Map
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90% of everything we consume comes by ship. BLACKLIST #3 takes a long hard look at the impact of the global ocean cargo industry through the lens of FREIGHTENED - The Real Price of Shipping, an award-winning documentary by Denis Delestrac.


90% of the goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and brought to us by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of modern civilisation; without it, it would be impossible to fulfil the ever-increasing demands of our societies. Yet the functioning and regulations of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. Due to their size, freight ships no longer fit in traditional city harbours; they have moved out of the public's eye, behind barriers and check points. The film answers questions such as: Who pulls the strings in this multi-billion dollar business? To what extent does the industry control our policy makers? How does it affect the environment above and below the water-line? And what is life like for modern seafarers? Taking us on a journey over seas and oceans, FREIGHTENED reveals in an audacious investigation the many faces of world-wide freight shipping and sheds light on the consequences of an all-but-visible industry.

This event was organised by Crystelle Vu and Julian Oliver

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Background image: National Reconnaissance Office, 2013 Trevor Paglen