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For a long time, vessels crossing the High Risk Area on the Somali coastline would hire private mercenaries in order to protect themselves from pirates. Nowadays, the attacks have dropped off and the mercenaries encounter a new problem: the lack of action.



Silver Alexander Award (Film Forward) - Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival
Best Cinematography Award  - DOKER Moscow International Documentary Film Festival

Official Selections:

Visions Du Réel - International Feature Film Competition 

True/False - Main Competition 

Raindance Film Festival - Best Documentary & Best Cinematography Nominee

Brooklyn International Film Festival - In Competition 

Transilvania International Film Festival  - What's Up Doc? Competition

DocPoint - Official Selection

Mirage: Art of the Real, Oslo - Best Cinematography Nominee

Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival - Official Selection 

Zones Portuaires Film Festival St Nazaire - Official Selection

Bergamo Film Meetings - Documentary Competition

Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston - Documentary Competition

Written and Directed by Gregoris Rentis

Produced by Gregoris Rentis, Vicky Miha, Clément Duboin, Florence Cohen

Production Companies BYRD (GR), asterisk* (GR), Good Fortune Films (FR)

Cinematography by Thomas Tsiftelis

Edited by Chronis Theocharis

Original Score by Forest Swords


World Sales: Syndicado Film Sales


Funded by Eurimages, CNC Aide aux Cinema du Monde, Greek Film Centre, ERT, ARTE GEIE, CE Media Development Support


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