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Shipbreakers

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
Film Details
Feature
2004
MinutesSeconds
Run time--
English
Storyline Entertainment
Credits
Director: 
Michael Kot
Producer: 
Michael Kot
Producer: 
Peter Starr
Producer: 
Eduard Barreveld
Associate Producer: 
Ted Biggs
Editor: 
Deborah Palloway
Cinematographer: 
Derek Rogers
Film Composer: 
Ken Myhr
Sound: 
John Martin
Sound Mixer: 
Daniel Pellerin
Narration: 
Ted Biggs
Awards and Festivals
2005, Golden Sheaf Awards -- Science/Medicine
2005, Gemini Awards -- Best Photography in a Documentary Program or Series
2005, Golden Sheaf Awards -- Best Director (Non Fiction)
2006, Banff Television Festival
2005, RIDM, Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal
2005, Global Visions Festival
2005, Calgary International Film Festival
2005, Vancouver International Film Festival