‘A beguiling memorial to the film-maker’
‘The camerawork under the sea, combined with mesmeric score creates an awe-inspiring sight…dispels notion that sharks are anything other than beautiful creatures that ought to be left entirely alone’
‘A documentary with real bite, and a moving, fitting and important memorial to a dedicated documentary-maker’
Following its highly praised theatrical bow, the eye-opening, feature documentary Sharkwater Extinction from Rob Stewart the award-winning director of Sharkwater and Revolution, is set to arrive on digital from 6 May 2019 on Amazon, Sky Store, iTunes, Virgin On Demand and Google Play. The DVD release will follow, complete with special features, on 20 May 2019 courtesy of Sparky Pictures.
More than 150 million sharks are being killed every year. The oceans are in danger. Sharks play a hugely important role to the environment. Who is the real enemy: shark or human? Sharkwater Extinction takes us on one man’s mission: to protect sharks from extinction and save the oceans before it’s too late.
We join the courageous filmmaker and renowned activist on a hugely inspirational, thrilling but hazardous journey, as he dives deep into oceans and travels across four continents to investigate the eye-watering scale of corruption, destruction and danger that the multi-billion-dollar pirate fishing industry and vast illegal shark fin trade bring.
This action-packed story takes us from the seas of West Africa to Spain via Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even North America as Stewart exposes a shocking truth that is leading the oldest remaining predator to extinction. Shark finning is still rampant, shark fin soup is still being consumed and endangered sharks are now being used to make products for human consumption.
Sharkwater Extinction stands as Rob Stewart’s legacy as he was tragically killed in a diving accident, in the final stages of shooting the film in January 2017, his parents Brian and Sandy Stewart have dedicated themselves to completing the film.