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10/09/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/09/2019 14:32

Screening of Documentary “Ghost Fleet” and Panel Discussion on Modern Slavery and the Seafood Industry—Oct. 24

New York University will host a screening of 'Ghost Fleet', a documentary chronicling how modern slavery fuels the seafood industry, on Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m. at NYU's Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Film Center (Theater 101, 36 East 8th Street [betw. University Place and Greene Street]).

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Jon Bowermaster, the film's producer, as well as author and conservationist Carl Safina and Greenpeace's Andy Shen. Nandini Thiyagarajan, a faculty fellow of environmental and animal studies at NYU, will moderate the exchange.

The evening, part of NYU's Department of Environmental Studies and Environmental Humanities Series, will focus on the plight of those forced to work on fishing boats in southeast Asian waters-and the efforts of human rights activists to rescue them.

'By tackling their stories - and what they've endured - head on, it makes its point, leaving a bad taste in your mouth about that discounted tuna at your neighborhood supermarket,' writes the Washington Post in its review of 'Ghost Fleet'.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here: https://bit.ly/2LYxuhm. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. For more information, please call 212.992.7950. Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).