19 June 2014 | kosmasp
The other side
It's easy to portray pirates as evil like they did in "Captain Phillips". It's a lot tougher to convey what the real story behind their desperation is. This documentary tries that, with touches of feature filmmaking. We have animated sequences and we have many sequences that feel staged rather than just happening at that exact moment. But the movie still is able to get us into that place.
A place that is not easy to live in. A place that has changed for a lot of people (in Somalia) and a place of survival. It's easy to point fingers and blame other and while the movie cannot give us everything, at least it does humanize people we see as evil. Which might be seen as troubled thing to do, but it does ring true. Families are at stake and reputations to be held. What will win out?