Current Sea


CAFILM STREAMING ROOM Fri, Oct 9 - Sun, Oct 18
Film Info
Running Time:87 min.
Director:Christopher Smith
Producer:Stephanie Lincoln
Screenwriter:Christopher Smith
Lyman Smith
Cinematographer:Christopher Smith
Note Writer:Joe Bowman


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.


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Two very different men—Matt Blomberg, an Australian investigative journalist, and Paul Ferber, a former British police officer—find new lives separately in Cambodia and become unexpectedly bound together by a common cause: putting a stop to illegal fishing by creating a marine conservation area in the Gulf of Thailand. Over the course of several years, Blomberg, Ferber, and local activists defiantly bring to light the dangerous and illegal fishing epidemic that is leaving the sea with almost no fish for the Cambodian fishermen whose livelihood depends on what they catch. Like Richard Ladkani’s Sea of Shadows—one of the highlights of DocLands 2019—director Christopher Smith frames Current Sea as a high-stakes environmental thriller, full of urgency, intrigue, and suspense.

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Included Shorts

Dick Ogg: Fisherman (9min) More

Additional Information

Christopher Smith is a documentary, commercial, and music video director and producer. His first feature documentary, TINY: A Story About Living Small, premiered at SXSW in 2013 and was screened at more than 40 film festivals around the world including Hot Docs, DOC NYC, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and Mountainfilm in Telluride. TINY won several awards during its festival run. Christopher is currently in production on his third feature, American ESPionage. In addition to theatrical documentaries, Christopher directs music videos, branded content, and other commercial content for global brands and organizations.