Planet in Focus: Freightened (2016, Denis Delestrac)

One of the great things about documentaries is that they take you into places you would otherwise never go, and shed new light in places you never looked. Freightened is one of those documentaries. Directed by Denis Delestrac, it was a documentary I was immediately drawn to simply because it was about a topic I don’t know anything about – container ships.

A carefully paced film, Freightened mixes talking heads with good footage to illustrate the hidden world that is the shipping industry. From poor working conditions to loose regulations, the film brings to light a bevy of problems that this largely ignored (publicly speaking) industry faces. I found Freightened to be informative and interesting and that is a great sign of a good documentary.

Go check it out.

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