Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Terra Mater Team on ‘Vaquita – Sea of Ghosts’ (Exclusive)

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way, Terra Mater Team on ‘Vaquita – Sea of Ghosts’ (Exclusive)
Terra Mater Factual Studios, the movie and TV production arm of Red Bull, has reteamed with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way on documentary “Vaquita — Sea of Ghosts,” following their collaboration on Oscar-shortlisted documentary “The Ivory Game.”

The new film, which is helmed by “The Ivory Game” director Richard Ladkani, follows the attempts to save the endangered vaquita porpoise, whose numbers have been devastated by illegal fishing in the Gulf of California. Fewer than 15 of these porpoises remain as they are often caught in the nets of rogue fishermen hunting the totoaba, whose swim bladder sells for more than $100,000 apiece in China.

The film starts with a meeting between DiCaprio and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto last year, and then follows the sometimes violent conflict between the Mexican drug cartels and Chinese crime gangs on the one side, and the Mexican government, the U.S. Navy, the FBI, Sea Shepherd and other wildlife activist groups,
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