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Produced by Storyline Entertainment Inc. in co-production with The National Film Board of Canada in Association with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – The Nature of Things, National Geographic Channel International, with the Support of the Government of Canada Through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and with the Participation of Canadian Television Fund - created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry – CTF: Licence Fee Program, Knowledge Network, National Geographic Channel (Canada) and Rogers Documentary Fund.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SHIPBREAKERS
"An eye-opening journey driven by local music."
"An unforgettable portrayal where Third World ingenuity meets 21st century
"A unique outing... a rare and shocking insight into an unsafe workplace" -
Andrew Ryan - The Globe and Mail
“Your film has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of
Canadians about international development issues”.
"Never has a death trap looked so visually stunning"
"Shipbreakers powerfully traces this First World detritus as it
"Visually arresting and pointedly informative"
“It’s hard to imagine a darker film than Shipbreakers”
“(Director) Kot takes the time
to view the issue from all sides… … the towering ships themselves
prove an endlessly impressive photographic subject”
“a striking Canadian documentary”
“Shipbreakers is a mesmerizing film as compelling for its visuals
as it is for its insights”
“Shipbreakers captures all the horror and the glory of this festering
boil on the earth’s hide…. The appalling reality of the shipyards
is treated with a compassionate, even hand”
“Shipbreaker uses expertly crafted sequences in a manner that lets
their condemnation come through without resorting to sensationalism.
"Shipbreakers offers a startling portrait of the vast and polluted
port of Alang, where ocean-going ships come to die”
“an eye-opening journey… …Shipbreakers’ cinematography
is truly sublime”
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