Ninety percent of everything we buy comes to us by ship. Ships bring us food, clothing cars, and our electronics. It is the vehicle of global trade. No shipping, no globalization.
Because of their size and the immense amount of fuel they burn, ships belong to one of the most polluting industries in the world. Ships are allowed to burn the dirtiest fuel on the planet.
"As consumers we have become used to the cheap and quickly delivered goods from around the globe, we are 'Sea Blind' to the serious consequences of shipping our stuff" says co director, Sarah Robertson.
"Sea Blind shows that a powerful lobby keeps shipping polluting" - RTLZ
"Documentary 'Sea Blind' puts an unfamilar climate polluter under the magnifying glass" - Vrij Netherlands
"It's message is unforgettable" - Salt Spring Island Exchange
"Chock full of dirty little secrets about the global shipping industry" - Times Colonist.
Shipping doesn't have to burn the dirtiest fuel on the planet.
Sea Blind screened at the IPCC COP 21 climate talks in Paris where global leaders agreed to a temperature cap of 2 degree's. Since then industries have been scrambling to find ways to reduce emissions. The shipping industry has been falling behind. Sea Blind began screening in the Ports of Europe. These screenings bring together stakeholders, policymakers, NGO's, innovators and citizens in an unlikely forum to discuss the future of shipping.
And the film is having an Impact!
Sea Blind in partnership with the European Climate Foundation (ECF) is schedualed to screen to some influential audiences this fall, helping to advance the global conversation on curbing emissions in shipping and restricting use of Heavy Fuel Oil ( the dirtiest fuel) in the Arctic and the high sea's.
-ICE ARC science conference on black carbon, Brussels
-European Parliment, Brussels
-UNESCO annual meeting, Paris
-International Maritime Organization meeting, London
-Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada
-The Explorers Club, NYC