Canada / 2018 / 88 minutes / Documentary Feature
Rated: 14A (Ontario)
Director: Rob Stewart
Featuring: Rob Stewart, Will Allen, Brock Cahill, Regi Domingo, Madison Stewart, Ryan Walton
World Premiere, Toronto International Film Festival
“Stewart’s third film is also his best.” – Toronto Star
This thrilling and inspiring action-packed journey follows filmmaker Rob Stewart (Sharkwater, Revolution) as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it — a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks. Shot in West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and the United States, SHARKWATER EXTINCTION dives into the often-violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose a multi-billion-dollar industry. Shark finning is rampant, shark fin soup is consumed on an enormous scale, and endangered sharks are being used to make products for human consumption. Brave and determined, Stewart believed in the power of film to change the world – and he has left us with this call to action to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late.