Source: Los Angeles Times
Throughout his adult life, Captain Paul Watson has traveled the seas in his trusty Sea Shepherd, dedicating his life to keeping poachers and whalers at bay.
As depicted in Lesley Chilcott’s excellent and urgent documentary, “Watson,” the fierce eco-warrior and founding member of Greenpeace remains one of the most vital voices in the conservation movement.
Though he has been condemned, arrested, and placed on Interpol watch lists for his interventionist style, in the current climate crisis, his approach feels appropriate to the level of emergency.
Watson started as kid in a Canadian fishing village, freeing beavers from traps, and he’s never stopped, cuffing himself to sealing vessels, placing himself in harm’s way to stop whalers and ramming vessels poaching sharks.
“Watson” is playing at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, California.
Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.
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