The Underwater Festival is proud to present the Australian premiere on Saturday 3rd of May at 7pm at Byron Cinemas.
A must see film for anyone that loves the ocean. A film that already won dozens of awards at international film festivals.
Sharkwater will be screened as a fundraiser at Byron Cinemas - the biggest screen we have in Byron Bay!
Funds raised will support our local seabird & turtle rescue organisation Australian Seabird Rescue
At this point remaining tickets are only available at the Byron Cinemas ticket office - no phone sales. Get in early not to miss out.
Sharkwater opens nationally in cinemas on May 15th - ONLY at the movies!
A synopsis of the film is below:
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 lifelong 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 in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Sharkwater Shot in high Definition
In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Their unbelievable adventure together starts with a battle between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala, resulting 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 despite surviving the earth’s history of mass extinctions, they could easily be wiped out within a few years due to human greed.
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.