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Hell or Clean Water

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Shawn Bath, a former fisherman who just 10 years earlier thought nothing of tossing garbage out of his truck window, has an epiphany when he starts diving the harbours of his native Newfoundland. While hunting for sea urchins, he finds ocean floors covered with debris—truck tires, boat parts, fishing equipment, ghost nets and “disposable” plastics of every description. Realization quickly turns to obsession, as Shawn quits his day job and dedicates himself to cleaning up the rotting mess. He begins single-handedly hauling out thousands of pounds of tires and countless bags of trash. With no help from the government and only meagre online donations, he soon finds himself with less than $10 in his bank account, creditors calling daily and a stressed relationship with a supportive but very concerned girlfriend. But in the face of all this, the one thing that Bath never loses is hope, and that’s what makes it possible for one man to start something that just might change the world.


Shawn Bath est un ancien pêcheur de Twillingate, à Terre-Neuve. Il y a à peine 10 ans, celui-ci n’hésitait pas à jeter ses déchets par la fenêtre de son camion. Aujourd’hui, il nettoie les fonds marins autour des ports de toutes les ordures: pneus, batteries d’auto, bouteilles, filets de pêche, etc. Sa mission est peu à peu devenue une obsession, à un point tel qu’il a quitté son emploi pour s’y consacrer à plein temps. À lui seul, il débarrasse l’océan de plusieurs tonnes de déchets. Ne bénéficiant d’aucune aide gouvernementale et se contenant plutôt de maigres dons recueillis en ligne, il se retrouve bientôt avec 10$ dans son compte bancaire. Les créanciers le harcèlent et sa relation avec sa petite amie, compréhensive mais inquiète, devient tendue. Toutefois, s’il y a une chose que Shawn Bath n’a pas perdue, c’est l’espoir. Hell or Clean Water, c’est un peu l’histoire de David contre Goliath, c’est un peu celle de Don Quichotte.


  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    88 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Note
    Distributed by: IndieCan Entertainment
  • Director
    Cody Westman