HRWFF – Ghost Fleet
The Frontline Club is a presenting partner for another film from this years Human Rights Watch Film Festival. These screenings will be taking place at Regent Street Cinema on 18th March, 7:30pm and on March 19th at the Barbican, 6:15pm.
Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul has committed her life to rescuing and returning home men from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and other Southeast Asian nations who have been sold to Thai fishing companies by human traffickers.
Once at sea, these captive men go months, even years, without setting foot on land, earning little to no pay, trapped in a modern form of slavery on the boats and forced to endure horrific and often deadly conditions.
Patima and her small team of activists risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find these men, fight for their emancipation and seek justice for them. In the face of illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination reveals stories of criminal conspiracy at the heart of the global seafood industry, as she calls on her nation and the world to wake up and take action.
“You and I have to work together to tell this story. If this is going to change, it’s going to take all of us.”
Patima Tungpuchayakul, film subject
For further information about the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2019, click here.