Freightened – The Real Price of Shipping

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90% of the products consumed in the West are made abroad and arrive here by sea inside containers. The freight industry has revolutionized the world as much as printing and the Internet. However, the way it works and its regulations present big unknowns that remain concealed from the public opinion. Who calls the shots in this multi-million business? How does it affect the seas and oceans’ natural resources?

This transoceanic investigation reveals the mechanisms and dangers of a highly secretive industry that holds the key to our economy, the environment and the model of our civilization.


After launching his career as a writer and photographer in the United States, Denis Delestrac stepped into filmmaking in 2001 when he met legendary photographer Steve McCurry, later to become the subject of The face of the human condition. This was the first segment of the Nomads series that took the young director around the globe and forged his creative voice. In 2009, he teamed with executive producer Mark Achbar (Director of “The Corporation”) and signed Pax Americana. It received numerous accolades and led Denis to his next film Sand Wars. The film won 15 awards including a Gold Panda, the Greenpeace Prize and a Gemini Award.

The Q&A with the director will be in Spanish without translation.


San Francisco Green Film Festival – USA, 2016


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Freightened – The Real Price of Shipping

Denis Delestrac

Spain, France (2016)



Language: English, French

Executive production: Carles Brugueras, Marieke van den Bersselaar, Laurent Mini, Karim Samaï

Photography: Jordi Esgleas

Edition: Dragomir Bajalica

Sound: Jordi Esgleas

Production: Polar Star Films