Sharkwater, filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, is a flim that exposes the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s sharkpopulations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and theGalapagos Islands, Ecuador. It has won 23 awards at film festivals around the world, and filmmaker Rob Stewart’s story of his epic journey around these islands returns to the theaters due to popular demand.
Stewart follows the trail of the multi-billion dollar shark fin trade and sets off a chain of events that has to be seen to be believed. His adventure becomes a dangerous mission involving espionage, corrupt governments, mafia rings, his arrest and a glimpse at his own mortality.
In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart joins renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, leading to a dramatic encounter with shark poachers in Guatemala. But that’s just the beginning. As they become involved in a gunboat chase, face corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, they are forced to flee for their lives.
Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you to the most shark-rich waters of the world, exposing exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s shark populations. What one comes away with is a story about the beauty of life on earth and our role in protecting its amazing balance. You’ll never look at sharks in the same way again.
For more information and screening locations go to www.sharkwater.com.