Special Screening: CHASING THE THUNDER

CHASING THE THUNDER

Coming to NYC’s Pure Nonfiction at IFC Center tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30:
CHASING THE THUNDER

Directors:
Mark Benjamin and Marc Levin

Premiere:
Washington DC Environmental 2018

Select Festivals:
Miami, Newport Beach, EarthxFilm

About:
Environmental activists doggedly pursue notorious poachers for 110 days at sea.

Originally presented as part of the six-part Animal Planet docuseries OCEAN WARRIORS, this feature-length recut focuses on the efforts of marine conservation activists from Sea Shepherd to stop the destructive, illegal fishing of the Thunder. Long plaguing marine life with illegal nets and overfishing, the Thunder is spotted by Sea Shepherd vessel the Bob Barker, setting off an epic chase over 10,000 miles, from the Antarctic to the South Atlantic, over 110 days. As the Bob Barker crew attempts to arrest the Thunder, and, most importantly, gather evidence of their wrongdoing, they face attacks and intimidation. Ultimately, the Thunder’s captain makes a shocking, desperate move that serves as an unbelievable end to this engaging eco-thriller doc.

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