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Sharkwater (2006)

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An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide.

Director:

Rob Stewart

Writer:

Rob Stewart
13 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Rob Stewart ... Himself
Erich Ritter Erich Ritter ... Himself (as Dr. Erich Ritter Ph.D.)
Boris Worm ... Himself (as Dr. Boris Worm)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Moore Patrick Moore ... Himself
Paul Watson ... Himself (as Captain Paul Watson)
Rex Weyler Rex Weyler ... Himself
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Sharkwater - The Story "An eye-opening film...visually stunning... this movie will change the way you see our oceans." - Bonnie Laufer, Tribute Magazine For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a life-long fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. ... Written by Sharkwater Productions Inc.

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The Truth Will Surface. See more »

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for images of animal cruelty, thematic elements, language and some smoking | See all certifications »
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Official Blog | Official site

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les seigneurs de la mer See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

CAD 144,380 (Canada), 23 March 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,140, 30 September 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$850,920

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$292,608
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Documents The Hardships Of Sharks
25 April 2008 | by Grissom66See all my reviews

For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth.

Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.

Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting in pirate boat rammings, gunboat chases, mafia espionage, corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, forcing them to flee for their lives.

Through it all, Stewart discovers these magnificent creatures have gone from predator to prey, and how despite surviving the earth's history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed.

Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks, into a fight for his life, and that of humankind. Sharkwater 10/10


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