‘Watchmen’ director Nicole Kassell, Participant team on fishing industry exposé (exclusive)

Project marks acclaimed director’s third feature.Nicole Kassell, riding high after her work on Emmys contender Watchmen, is teaming up with Participant to direct Silver Seas, a feature about the Pulitzer Prize-winning female reporters who exposed slavery in the southeast Asian fishing industry.AP journalists Esther Htusan, Robin McDowell, Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza became the first all-female team to win the Public Service Pulitzer Prize in 2016 after they uncovered abusive practices and modern-day slavery in fishing.It is the same award won by The Boston Globe team in 2003 that inspired Participant’s Spotlight, which won the best picture

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