‘Confessions’ Film Should be Required Viewing

English: MY Steve Irwin approaching Melbourne.

English: MY Steve Irwin approaching Melbourne. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you thought you knew about Sea Shepherd Conservation Society while not having seen Peter J. Brown’s Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist, then you were wrong. Confessions is a prelude to Animal Planet‘s hit television show, Whale Wars. It encompasses the exploits of Captain Paul Watson and his merry band of pirates. From the Faroes to the Antarctic, from the cod wars to the seal culls, Brown takes his viewers on a historical tour around the globe. This is no average documentary, however. You are guaranteed to laugh and even cheer. One moment you may find yourself cradling your face — like Macaulay Culkin did in Home Alone — and in the next moment you may be raising your fist.

Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist will undoubtedly some day be required viewing in history classrooms throughout the planet. Choice episodes from Whale Wars will most likely follow. Watching Whale Wars while not having seen Confessions, however, is like reading Lord of the Rings but not The Hobbit.

Confessions is not merely a hoopla film for activists. It emits the life-giving spark that can convert the average ignorant nobody into a compassionate activist, leaving them on fire. So invite your friends and family over for dinner and a movie but, whatever you do, don’t serve fish!

Links of ‘Confession’