Sea of Shadows

Directed by Richard Ladkani
2018
Austria
104 minutes
All Ages
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The dramatic battle to save a tiny whale from extinction off the Mexican coast, as greed and corruption stymie environmentalists. Audience Award winner, Sundance 2019.

The vaquita is found only in the Sea of Cortez, an extraordinarily biodiverse environment that Jacques Cousteau called “the aquarium of the planet”. The region is also home to the totoaba, a fish whose swim bladder is a highly prized Chinese delicacy. Fishermen using illegal gill nets trap totoaba (aka the ‘cocaine of the sea') for the black market – vaquita are just collateral damage. It's a multi-million-dollar business involving Mexican drug cartels and Chinese smugglers. Against these odds, Sea Shepherd activists, the military, scientists and others are battling to save this endangered creature. Director Richard Ladkani (The Ivory Game) documents their urgent undertakings in this heartrending eco-thriller.

An environmentally conscious, unabashedly heart-grabbing exposé.
Guy Lodge, Variety
Hope and despair are inextricably entwined in this urgent, suspenseful dispatch.
Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

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Sat 8 June
2:15pm
Event Cinemas George St 5
Past Event Cancel
Sun 9 June
6:45pm
Dendy Newtown
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Program Strand
International Documentaries, Latin America
Year
2018
Classification
All Ages
Country
Austria
Language
In English and Spanish with English subtitles
Director
Richard Ladkani
Producer
Wolfgang Knöpfler, Walter Köhler
Cinematographer
Richard Ladkani
Editor
Georg Fischer, Verena Schönauer
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Documentary, Crime, Environmental, Politics & Economics, Animals & Creatures, Asia, Latin America, Festival Award Winners
Company Credits
Distributor: Submarine Entertainment
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