The Whale Warrior

The Whale Warrior

Pirate for the Sea

DVD - 2009
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Go inside the shocking world of Paul Watson as the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society dodges jail time, death threats, and gunfire in order to save the ocean's endangered creatures. Be there for a bloody confrontation with enraged seal hunters armed with spiked clubs and get a front row seat as Watson rams his embattled ship directly into the side of an illegal Japanese whaling vessel.
Publisher: Renton, WA : TOPICS Entertainment, ©2009.
ISBN: 9781600777028
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.
digital, video
video file, DVD, rda
Alternative Title: Pirate for the sea.


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Jun 29, 2018

Written, produced, directed, photographed and narrated by Ron Colby in 2009, this 100-minute documentary delves into the activities of Paul Watson and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
How far would you go for something you believe in?
Paul Watson said to Discovery Channel the Dalai Lama sent a letter of support for Sea Shepherd's volunteers accompanied by a wrathful, scowling statue of the deity Hayagriva, which expresses compassion and determination in overcoming obstacles.
In 2010 during a visit to Japan, the Dalai Lama said that while he agrees with the goal of stopping Japan from hunting whales, they should stop using violent methods to achieve that goal.
I agree with the Dalai Lama.
It is a profoundly thought-provoking documentary.

Jun 21, 2018

In general this film is disturbing and hopeful at the same time, as it looks at the 30 year history of the Sea Shepherd Society.
It does feature some graphic images of the slaughter of whales, sharks and seals, but also features comments and interviews from friends and critics alike. Supporters such as Farley Mowat, Robert Hunter and actor Martin Sheen, along with critical comments from former Greenpeace president, Patrick Moore.
This film follows some of the accomplishments and failures on board with the Sea Shepherd Society members and Captain Paul Watson, as they deal with illegal poaching on the high seas and sometimes on land, through the courts.
The 20 minute + bonus speeches of Captain Paul Watson are worthy of the watch alone, as it does expand some of the speeches within the film.
You will hear some statements and observations that have been printed in the 2013 book, Captain Paul Watson: Interviews With a Pirate.
Well worth the time to watch.

Nov 12, 2012

This is an important DVD for all denziens of Planet Earth to view. It is a harsh movie as it reveals the complacency most of us act in our lives, the harshness of needless killing of billions of animals on this Earth for the profit gained from a few of those animals and how our legal systems protect the status quo. I found it all difficult. However, the most difficult was the slaughter of baby seals at the end. This I couldn't watch. I know it is real and won't stop because I can't watch it, but I couldn't watch it. My husband did and said the slaughter was needlesslty cruel as well as senseless.
You may have decided you won't watch it. I hope that is not the case. Watch it so you can be informed.

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