Welcome to the ship breaking yards of Alang, India, where the world's oceangoing ships come to die. Tens of thousands of Indians live and work here, systematically dismembering, by hand, the hulks of hundreds of vessels every year, piece by piece. Shipbreakers is a visually stunning portrait of this vast maritime graveyard. It follows the daily lives of workers and owners who will spend months toiling from sunup to sundown to methodically destroy enormous vessels with little more than acetylene torches and back breaking effort.
" Storyline has certainly scored with this amazing visit inside the massive, corroded shells" Jim Bawden - Starweek Magazine
“an eye-opening journey… …Shipbreakers’ cinematography is truly sublime” Vancouver International Film Festival
"An unforgettable portrayal where Third World ingenuity meets 21st century global economics" Min Sook Lee - Planet in Focus