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Free Screening of Award-Winning Documentary "Sharkwater"

From: Jennifer K.
Sent on: Sunday, February 10, 2013 1:11 PM

Free Screening of Award-Winning Documentary SHARKWATER

When: Monday, February 11, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts OH 44118

Join the Cleveland Animal Rights Alliance for the second installment of our Ocean Life Film & Lecture Series covering the often overlooked subject of sentience among marine life, and the ecological destruction wrought by the fishing industry. We’ll be screening the award-winning documentary Sharkwater.

For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a life-long fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas. Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations. Stewart's remarkable journey of courage and determination changes from a mission to save the world's sharks, into a fight for his life, and that of humankind.

Complimentary vegan snacks will be provided at this event.

View a trailer of the film at:

Quotes from some reviews of the film...

"Sharkwater will change the way people view sharks and the ocean. It will open their eyes... and, hopefully, their hearts."

“Impassioned and strikingly beautiful”

“A simple – but ravishingly beautiful – natural history film a la ‘March of the Penguins’”

“A politically charged, edge-of-your seat environmental thriller”

“Like ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, it rates as utterly essential viewing for anyone who cares about the state of the environment and the future of the world as a whole."

“An electrifying environmental thriller”

“For environmentalists, the film is a must-see; for everyone else, Sharkwater is gripping storytelling, a kind of cross between the sheer biological poetry of ‘Winged Migration’ and engaged politics of ‘Bowling for Columbine’.”

“A contemporary masterpiece, combining modern-day ecological drama with some of the most provocative shark footage to ever see the light of day”

“Boasts stunning underwater photography and takes its audience on a unique and amazing journey”

"Stewart's footage is superb…. an eco-upset tale as complex and cautionary as 'Darwin's Nightmare'."

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