Shipbreakers

Shipbreakers

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This feature documentary profiles a bustling Indian shantytown where 40,000 people live and work in the most primitive conditions. Dismantling the rusting hulks of the world’s largest ships, the workers have no protection from injury or death. On average, one worker dies every day, some from explosions or falls, but many from cancers caused by asbestos, PCBs and other toxic substances. This visually stunning film vividly captures the haunting shells of decaying industrial machinery as well as the deplorable conditions of workers in 21st century global economics.

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Credits
  • director
    Michael Kot
  • producer
    Ed Barreveld
    Michael Kot
    Peter Starr
  • editor
    Deborah Palloway
  • director of photography
    Derek Rogers
  • music composer
    Ken Myhr
  • location sound
    John Martin
  • narrator
    Ted Biggs
  • voice
    Santosh Mishra
  • story editor
    Jennifer Baichwal
  • creator
    Ed Barreveld
    Ted Biggs
    Michael Kot
  • research
    Ted Biggs
    Tom Hastings
  • sound effects editor
    Brian Shwartz
  • re-recording mixer
    Daniel Pellerin
    Dwayne Newman
  • supervising sound designer
    Daniel Pellerin
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
    Sylvia Sweeney
    Michael Allder
    Cindy Witten

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