Famed Canadian documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart is best known for his films “Revolution” and “Sharkwater”, with the latter shining the spotlight on the plight of sharks being slaughtered so their fins can be used in shark fin soup.
“Sharkwater” and similar efforts spurred a worldwide movement to ban the hunting of sharks for their fins, and with his followup film, Stewart looks to tell a deeper, darker and more complicated story.
“Sharkwater: Extinction” focuses on the fact that 150 million sharks are being killed each year, yet scientists can only account for 70 million of those.
So what’s happening to the other 80 million sharks that go missing each year? That’s the intriguing mystery Stewart strives to solve, and “Sharkwater: Extinction” reveals the shocking truth about where these sharks end up.
Stewart is planning to release his new film next year, and today has launched a Kickstarter campaign to gain support for this important documentary.
“Each of my films have taken four years – but sharks don’t have that much time,” says Stewart. “We must act now.”
You can find out more about “Sharkwater: Extinction” right here. And you can also catch Rob Stewart discussing the new film on tonight’s ET Canada, airing at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Global.