Eco-Crimes: Pirate Fishing

The film describes a war raging in the ocean around the Antarctic. The victim is the black sea hake, a lucrative catch, which draws illegal fishermen. Using unscrupulous methods they are threatening the ecosystem of the sea and the existence of legal fishermen. The film centres around the helplessness of the Australian fishing authority AFMA. However courageous fishing controlling advisors of the Australian public prosecution are mobilizing the government and army to end this war.

Director: Thomas Weidenbach

Thomas Weidenbach (1962) was working as a freelancer journalist before he studied geography. Nowadays he is working as an author, director and producer for TV documentaries and TV magazins in the field of science. IN 2005 he established his own company “LÄNGENGRAD Filmproduktion GmbH”.

Director: Heinz Greuling

44 Min.
Director: Thomas Weidenbach, Heinz Greuling
Script: Heinz Greuling, Thomas Weidenbach
Cinematography: Steffen Bohn, Michael Kern
Editing: Marc Schubert
Music: Oliver Keidel
Editor: Andrea Ernst (WDR/ARTE), Daniele Jörg
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