Independent Wildlife Documentaries

Sharkwater

Sharkwater has won over 20 international awards making it one of the most succesful documentary films in recent times.

This is a film that is both stunning and haunting.

Rob Stewart’s passion for sharks is clear. But like so many people today are now aware, we have to do more than just admire these magnificent animals. They are at real risk of extinction due to the trade in shark fins throughout Asia.

Not only that, but the cruelty of the shark fin industry is also exposed in Sharkwater and this provides some disturbing, but absolutely important, scenes during the film.

Things to know about Sharkwater:

  • You’ll learn about Sea Shepherd and how that organizatio is working to help save sharks
  • Find out how “shark fin soup” – the trade in shark fins in Asia – is wiping out sharks all over the planet
  • Yes, there are some disturbing and graphic scenes in Sharkwater as the reality of the killing of sharks needs to be seen if people are to be aware of what’s happening
  • Sharkwater was created in 2006 so it is interesting to compare the state of shark conservation back then to now, in 2016, ten years later.

Sharkwater has become a very important player in the expose of the shark fin industry, and continues to provide a reference point for people who are not aware of the plight of the world’s sharks.

This is more than just another wildlife documentary. Sharkwater is one of the most important films of our times and is a must watch for anyone who cares about the magnifence of these ancient animals, the beauty of our oceans, and the peril that it faces on a daily basis at the hands of humans.


Water Life

This is an interesting boxset, with 375 minutes of footage dedicated specifically to aquatic life and environments. Not a big budget BBC or National Geographic production, Water Life makes up in substance what it might slightly lack in cinematography standards.

It is a special production developed in conjunction with a number of conservation groups like WWF, coupled with Caribbean International Networks.

There is a good deal of spectacular close up footage here where very fine details of animals can be admired like scales, as well as some lovely panning landscape shots.

Don’t expect another Blue Planet when you sit down to watch Water Life, but do expect to be entertained about some of the lesser filmed creatures and ecosystems.

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