The Nature Conservation Council is proud to present the Australian Red Carpet Premiere of Sharkwater, winner of 22 international film awards, and the most important film on shark conservation to date.
“Sharks are one of the most misunderstood creatures in our ocean and have suffered from our human fear and desire to kill them,” Gisele Firme, Marine Conservation Officer at the Nature Conservation Council said today.
“The Grey Nurse Shark is one of the most critically endangered sharks living of the east coast of Australia. It is harmless to humans but has been almost entirely wiped out because it was hunted as a trophy.
Sharkwatertakes the viewer to 15 countries and the most shark-rich waters in the world. Beautiful, shy, and incredibly difficult to film, sharks are in danger of being wiped out entirely due to a lack of sufficient fishing regulations.
A lifelong fascination with sharks led Rob Stewart, a filmmaker and biologist, to team up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson in order to save their depleting numbers. He didn’t expect his investigation into the harmful practice of shark finning to result in battles with shark poachers, mafia espionage, gunboat chases, and attempted murder charges.
Debunking the popular myth of sharks as man-eating monsters, this film leaves the viewer with an understanding of the importance of sharks to the delicate balance of life on earth. Sydney-siders will get to experience the visually stunning documentary that has garnered 22 awards at international film festivals in this Sydney premiere, as well as an exclusive question and answer session with director Rod Stewart.
SharkwaterCharity Screening and Photo Exhibition
6pm, May 4th 2008
Hoyts at Fox Studios, Moore Park
Tickets $25 (popcorn included), $20 concession, $40 VIP
Available from www.nccnsw.org.au or (02) 9272 2466
A Q&A session with director Rob Stewart will follow the screening.
The Nature Conservation Council is a non-profit, non-governmental, peak environmental organisation of NSW.
All proceeds will go to the Nature Conservation Council’s shark conservation program.