Directed by Michael Kot
Produced by Ed Barreveld
Michael Kot
Peter Starr
Written by Shelley Saywell (Narration)
Narrated by Ted Biggs
Music by Ken Myhr
Cinematography Derek Rogers
Edited by Deborah Palloway
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Release dates
  • 2004 (2004)
Running time
73 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Shipbreakers is a 2004 documentary film. A co-production of the National Film Board of Canada with Storyline Entertainment directed by Michael Kot, the film explores the practice of ship breaking decommissioned vessels in Alang, India.

An impoverished third world shantytown of 40,000 on the Arabian Sea, Alang also has few environmental or safety restrictions to protect the villagers who dismantle the ships (which have been run aground on the beach) from workplace dangers and toxic substances such as PCBs and asbestos. An average of one worker a day dies from falls and other accidents while others are expected to succumb to future cancers.



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