eco-pirate: the story of paul watson

Directed by Trish Dolman and produced by Kevin Eastwood, Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson is a theatrical feature documentary about “professional radical ecologist' Captain Paul Watson, one of the most controversial figures in the environmental movement. The film follows Watson as he repeatedly flouts the law, so that he may apprehend what he sees as the more serious law-breakers: the illegal poachers of the world. From the genesis of Greenpeace to sinking a pirate whaling ship off Portugal, and from clashes with fisherman in the Galapagos to battles with Japanese whalers in the Antarctic, Eco-Pirate chronicles the extraordinary life of a man on a mission to save the planet and its oceans.

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Directed by Trish Dolman

Produced by Kevin Eastwood and Trish Dolman

Produced by Screen Siren Pictures and Optic Nerve Films

Distributed by eOne Films International



  • Winner: Best Documentary, Projecting Change Film Festival
  • Winner: Jury Prize for Best Environmental Film, Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • Nominee: Best Documentary, Warsaw International Film Festival
  • Nominee: Best Documentary Program, Leo Awards


  • Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival
  • Projecting Change Film Festival
  • Galway Film Festival
  • Durban International Film Festival
  • Argentina Green Film Festival
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • Warsaw International Film Festival
  • Norrkoping Film Festival
  • Rio Film Festival
  • Mill Valley International Film Festival
  • Ghent International Film Festival
  • Abu Dhabi International Film Festival
  • Leeds International Film Festival
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
  • Three Rivers Film Festival
  • Starz Denver Film Festival
  • Available Light Film Festival
  • Salem Film Festival
  • DC Environmental Film Festival
  • Würzburg Film Festival
  • Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival, Brazil
  • PlanetON Film Festival, Colombia