Since premiering to great acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival, SHARKWATER (www.sharkwater.com) has gone on to win 21 awards at film festivals all over the world.
We would like to invite you to attend a private screening and be one of the first to see the film on the west coast and meet director Rob Stewart who will be on-hand for a Q & A session after the screening.
Roxie Theatre, San Francisco
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Screening @ 7:30 pm
Purchase advance tickets at:
SHARKWATER takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s shark populations.
In an effort to protect sharks, director Rob Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together results 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 if something is not done to protect them, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed and the barbaric practice of shark finning.
Here are some facts to consider:
~Shark finning refers to the removal and retention of shark fins and the discard at sea of the carcass. The shark is most often still alive when it is tossed back into the water. Unable to swim, and bleeding to death, the shark suffers a slow death where 95% of the animal is wasted.
~Shark specialists estimate that 100 million sharks are killed for their fins, annually.
~The shark population is down 90% over the last 30 years and experts estimate that within a decade, most species of sharks will be lost because of finning.
Please visit www.sharkwater.com for more information and to sign the petition to save sharks. Most importantly, help support the cause by forwarding this email to all your friends.
Official Website: http://www.sharkwater.com
Added by sharkwater on October 26, 2007