Video Report on Pirates in the Malacca Straits
Two men, Michael Rawlins and Robert Duke, Jr., travel through Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia, in their quest for modern day pirates. Contacts are made in bamboo huts and money changes hands in taxis. An ex-pirate with the scars of grenades and knives tells his story. Along the way there are interviews with police, fishing villagers, and ship’s crews. It all builds to the film’s pinnacle: a real nighttime pirate raid in a fast boat through infrared light.