'sharkwater extinction' review: rob stewart leaves conservation legacy in stirring documentary - pet film for food packaging
Of the four directors: Rob StewartWriter: Rob StewartCast: Rob Stewart, Will Allen, Brock CahillSharkwater extintion is a protective documentary that plays a bit like a spy thriller
The film jumps around the globe, investigating billions of dollars worth of shark fin and shark fish Industries, observing what it means in overfishing, illegal trade, annoying characters and terrible situations
Extinction of species.
Most of the movements are carried out under the visually fascinating sea-sky lens.
Stunning underwater footage captures the beauty and mystery of the ocean
There are fragile hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and marine beluga whales that are harvested at an amazing rate of 0. 15 billion a year.
Shark extinction is a follow-up
Until 2006 documentary, shark water, the global phenomenon changed thinking about top predators and conservation.
Everything has changed since Toronto filmmaker Rob Stewart made the first film, nothing.
Thanks to Sharkwater, shark fin has been banned in 90 countries;
As the shark extinction reveals, alas, the taste of shark fin is clearly not diminished.
In addition, shark fish can now be found in pet food, cosmetics, fertilizers and even behind the counter of a local fishmonger.
The journey here is behind the scenes in places like Colombia in Africa, Panama and Cape Verde, where shark slaughter and shark fin smuggling are very big businesses.
But the film also touched California and Florida, where sharks are familiar.
Tourists and fishing boats have also caused losses.
Stewart and his crew were shot dead by fishermen off the coast of California, where filmmakers took pictures of majestic creatures trapped on the net and dying on the net.
The film is not always so good-looking.
It is disturbing to see nearly 40,000 shark wings captured and rotted by smugglers from government parking lots.
Sharkwater extintion is Stewart's third documentary, and while it details the work done in Sharkwater, it is an independent documentaryalone movie.
The film is also a thriller, a travel note, a marine conservation education, and a tribute to biologist, photographer, naturalist and filmmaker Rob Stewart.
Stewart died in a diving accident in the Florida Keys during the film production. (
Through the efforts of Stewart's parents, editor Nick heckto, and film producer Stuart gunnasson, the shark extinction is over. )
The movie is exciting, but ugly.
Stewart's death cast a shadow over the incident.
Shark extinction points to the way humans destroy species, ecosystems, and ultimately themselves.
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