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Sharkwater Extinction
Sharkwater Extinction “A fearless filmmaker and renowned
  activist strives to bring to public
  attention the enormously important role
  of sharks to the environment while
  attempting to save them from extinction
  before it is too late; with more than 150
  million sharks being killed every year,
  Rob Stewart goes into action in the
  highly-praised, exciting and informative
  documentary Sharkwater Extinction...”


DETERMINED TO PREVENT THE EXTINCTION OF SHARKS, the award-winning director of Sharkwater (2006) and Revolution (2012) Rob Stewart seeks to increase awareness of their necessary existence in his fascinating and informative documentaries, now joined by his latest creditable venture, Sharkwater Extinction.

Sharks are our oldest remaining predator and are now an endangered species. With over 150 million sharks killed each year, biologist and conservationist Rob embarks upon an exciting and dangerous quest to film beneath the ocean and to travel across four continents while investigating the shocking depths of corruption, destruction and danger of the multi-billion-dollar pirate fishing industry and widespread illegal shark fin trade.

Thrilling, fantastic
and superbly visual…
Rob Stewart
brilliantly consigns to
film the stunning
underwater world
of the sharks
against a hypnotic
score as he bravely
champions their cause.
A splendid
and important
documentary to get
your teeth into!”
Bravely taking on the challenge of endorsing the importance of saving the sharks and exposing the biggest threat to their existence, Rob — who first encountered a shark when he was nine years old — films across the world; from the seas of West Africa to Spain via Panama, Costa Rica, France and North America.

He discovers places where shark fin soup is being produced in vast quantities and shark-finning is still going on. It is horrifying that such an endangered species is being used to make unnecessary products for humans to use and to consume.

The dangers of being confronted by them aside, Rob sees sharks in a sympathetic light and believes they should be left alone. Who is the real enemy: the shark or the human?

Rob's documentary-making is utterly exciting and tense; his voice is unfaltering, his delivery flawless. Drama, danger and delight abound alongside the distressing and heartbreaking hunting of creatures that play a vital part in our world.

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. Brian and Sandy Stewart, Rob's parents, dedicated themselves to completing this thrilling, fantastic and superbly visual film themselves.

Rob Stewart brilliantly consigns to film the stunning underwater world of the sharks against a hypnotic score as he bravely champions their cause. A splendid documentary to get your teeth into!

Music by Jonathan Goldsmith; Cinematography by: Andy Casagrande, Jordan Eady, David Hannan, Shawn Heinrichs and Goh Iromoto; Producers are: Sandra Campbell, Brian Stewart and Rob Stewart; Written and Directed by Rob Stewart.

* The eye-opening feature documentary Sharkwater Extinction from award-winning director Rob Stewart makes its splash in the UK, courtesy of Sparky Pictures, on digital on 6 May 2019 and on DVD on 20 May 2019. Certificate: 12 | Running Time: 75 minutes | Catalogue Number: SPARKY1002 | RRP: £15.99.

Special Features Include: Interview with Rob Stewart from Guadalupe shoot (2016) | Outtakes | Asides | Extras | Theatrical Trailer.

"Thrilling, fantastic and superbly visual… Rob Stewart brilliantly consigns to film the stunning underwater world of the sharks against a hypnotic score as he bravely champions their cause. A splendid and important documentary to get your teeth into!" **** — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"A beguiling memorial to the film-maker" ****The Times

"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" ****HeyuGuys

"Always more questions… more horrors… more battles to be won. The point is to make us all 'heroes' wanting to preserve a planet worth living on… what better tribute could there be to a true ocean hero" — Geographical

"A documentary with real bite, and a moving, fitting and important memorial to a dedicated documentary-maker" ****Radio Times

SHARKWATER brought the devastating issue of shark-finning to the world. Revolution was the first feature film to expose the devastating effects that Ocean Acidification would bring; much worst than scientists had thought climate change would be.

Born in 1979 and raised in Toronto, Rob Stewart graduated from Western University. He dedicated his life to conservation and taught the world to love the oceans and their creatures, and not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging and free-diving with sharks and mantas.

The Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation was created to ensure that Rob's quest to save the world's sharks and the oceans continues.
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