[resource-net] // Reminder: BLACKLIST Berlin, #3: The Real Price of Shipping //
julian at julianoliver.com
Thu Oct 11 14:45:57 CEST 2018
This is a reminder that our third BLACKLIST event will be held at Spektrum,
Berlin, this Saturday October the 13th. There are still a few seats available.
Please be sure to RSVP on the website for this free event.
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 Deletrac.
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
Please find more about the event, alongside an RSVP email address, map and
trailer for FREIGHTENED, here:
As this is a free and popular event with limited seats, we kindly ask you RSVP
at least 48hrs beforehand.
BLACKLIST is a series of public documentary film screenings and accompanying
panel sessions thematically grouped around the significant societal and
environmental challenges of our time. Themes include (yet are not limited to)
Militarisation of Police, Automated Systems and Artificial Intelligence, Mass
Surveillance, 21st Century Fascism, Over-consumption, The 6th Mass Extinction,
Food Security and Climate Change.
Each screening comprises a single newly-released documentary film and panel of
four to six guests whose members are considered experts and/or activists closely
related to the (given) theme. It is the goal of this panel to address tensions,
challenges and mitigation strategies following the screening, inviting debate
and discussion to the ends of encouraging engagement.
In short, BLACKLIST aims to bring attendees in contact with activists around
themes already important to them, stimulating their own 'latent activist' to get
involved toward the ends of enacting positive change.
BLACKLIST is derived from its parent Black Sheep; the initiative of Ziya Tong,
Black Sheep events comprise private, ad-hoc screenings to activists in cities
BLACKLIST is kindly supported by:
Black Sheep http://blacksh33p.org/
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