Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping

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September 30th, 2018, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L11 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

The cargo shipping industry is a key player in world economy bringing 90% of the goods we consume in the West. Yet the functioning and regulation of this business remains largely obscure to many, and its hidden costs affect us all. Due to their size, freight ships no longer fit in traditional city harbors;they have moved out of the public’s eye, behind barriers and check points. The film answers many questions: Who pulls the strings in this multi-billion dollar business? To what extent does the industry control our policy makers? How does it affect the environment above and below the water-line?