90% of all goods we consume in the West are manufactured in far-off lands and delivered by ship. The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy and forms the basis of our very model of modern civilisation; without it, it would be impossible to fulfil the ever-increasing demands of our societies. Yet the workings and regulations of this business remain largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. « Freightened » is an audacious investigation about the mechanics and perils of cargo shipping: an all-but-visible industry that relentlessly supplies 7 billion humans and holds the key to our economy, our environment and the very model of our civilization.
Theatrical documentary: 85″