Thursday, April 25, 2019
Ariela Rubin on Watson (2019) Tribeca 2019
The documentary features a lot of old photos from his youth, video footage of his earlier years of trying to stop the seal slaughter in Canada when he was first starting out as an activist. The film also explains why he was forced out of Greenpeace, how he created Sea Shepherd (the organization where he and a team would go out into the ocean on boats, and ram vessels to prevent them from being able to kill whales). (This turned into being filmed for the TV show called Whale Wars).
Watson feels he has a moral obligation to take action and intervene to try to save these animals. He says he isn’t afraid of death, and that he is willing to risk his life for the whales and their habitat. He is a true hero. It shows what one person can create.
It is full of beautiful views of the ocean, orcas and other creatures in the ocean. At times when I was watching the footage of them out in the ocean, I felt like I was watching an action film. The film also contains current interviews with Paul, and speaks a bit about his personal life; his marriage, and his children.
It is very informative. A must see.