• Saturday Night at The Empire

Saturday, March 4th, 2017 | 8pm

The Empire Theatre

Come spend your Saturday night at the historic Empire Theatre and watch FREIGHTENED: THE REAL PRICE OF SHIPPINGWhat is the real cost of our consumer culture? Most of the items in our homes have one thing in common – they were made more than half a world away.

8pm

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping

Description

What is the real cost of our consumer culture? Most of the items in our homes have one thing in common—they were made more than half a world away. Yet most of us never consider what it means to have an item that was made in India, China, Bangladesh or another country thousands of kilometers away sitting on our shelf. FREIGHTENED explores the global industry of cargo shipping— an industry that has exploded alongside our global consumer culture. It pulls back the curtain to explore the underside of the shipping industry—the lifestyle of the crews and other seafarers, the environmental costs of our reliance on excessive transportation, the corruption and questionable practices that have led to the continued expansion of the global shipping trade.

Above all else, FREIGHTENED aims to make the invisible visible when it comes to an industry that each and every one of us relies on for our daily needs, but remains a complete mystery to most consumers. This film promises to be thought-provoking and eye-opening, and may prompt you to think a bit more carefully about the country of origin on the next thing you purchase.