|Directed by||Stanley Kubrick|
|Produced by||Stanley Kubrick
|Written by||Will Chasen|
|Narrated by||Don Hollenbeck|
|Distributed by||Seafarers International Union|
|Release dates||15 October 1953|
|Running time||30 minutes|
There are shots of ships, machinery, a canteen, and a union meeting. The film was shot in color, and was supervised by the staff of The Seafarers Log, the union magazine. For the cafeteria scene in the film, Kubrick chose a long, sideways-shooting dolly shot to establish the life of the seafarer's community; this shot is an early demonstration of a signature technique that Kubrick would use in his feature films. Another such shot involves a group of seafarers walking across screen from a shaded area to a sunlit space as they approach the SIU Union hall.
The film was "discovered" in 1973 by film scholar and filmmaker Frank P. Tomasulo, who arranged for a 16mm print of the documentary to be deposited in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress' Motion Picture Division.
The short is also available as an extra on the 2012 release of Kubrick's first full-length film Fear and Desire.
- The Seafarers at the Internet Movie Database
- The Seafarers at the TCM Movie Database
- The Seafarers at AllMovie
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