Short Film: Stand Fast 40 Years of Direct Action
This year marks 40 years of Sea Shepherd defending oceans worldwide and we are celebrating this milestone by releasing a short film titled Stand Fast 40 Years of Direct Action.
The short film illustrates the rich historical past of Sea Shepherd’s ocean conservation efforts taking note of our significant achievements, challenges and the evolution of the organisation from the early days with Captain Paul Watson at the helm of a single vessel in 1977 to the global conservation movement today with our international crew and fleet of vessels and watercraft now serving in Neptune’s Navy. Ocean habitats are now safer and thousands upon thousands of marine animals now swim freely thanks to the efforts of Sea Shepherd over the past four decades.
Stand Fast 40 Years of Direct Action includes interviews from Sea Shepherd crew, onshore volunteers and staff, past and present as well as footage from our early direct action confrontations with pirate whalers to our more recent campaigns taking on the whaling fleet in Antarctica to illegal fishing vessels in Mexico, Gabon or Liberia.
This must see film will serve to inspire as we look back over the past forty years to see how far Sea Shepherd has come.
Stand Fast 40 Years of Direct Action will be screened during Sea Shepherd Australia’s Stand Fast events taking place around the country in September, October and then available to watch via the Sea Shepherd Australia website www.seashepherd.org.au.