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Sharkwater UK Release

Freeshark | 29.01.2008 22:39 | Animal Liberation | Ecology | Education | London

Opens February 22nd

Having garnered 21 awards at film festivals around the world, filmmaker Rob Stewart’s epic journey Sharkwater puts him on the front lines to save the planet.

Part biologist, part investigative reporter, Stewart follows the trail of the multi-billion dollar shark fin trade and sets off a chain of events that has to be seen to be believed. His adventure becomes a dangerous mission involving espionage, corrupt governments, mafia rings, his arrest and a glimpse at his own mortality.

In an effort to protect sharks, Stewart teams up with renegade conservationist Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. A confrontation between the Sea Shepherd and shark poachers in Guatemala results in a dramatic confrontation with a pirate Guatemalan fishing boat. But that’s just the beginning. As they become involved in a gunboat chase, face corrupt court systems and attempted murder charges, they are forced to flee for their lives.

Filmed in 15 countries in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you to the most shark-rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s shark populations. What one comes away with is a story about the beauty of life on earth and our role in protecting its amazing balance.

Select UK cities will get to see what the buzz is about beginning February 22nd. This release follows a successful run in Canada and America where Sharkwater broke opening weekend box office records, out-grossing the opening weekends of Bowling for Columbine, March of the Penguins and An Inconvenient Truth.

You'll never look at sharks in the same way again.

UK first releases

• Apollo Cinema
19 Regent Street London, SW1Y 4LR

• Showcase
Kingsbury Road (A38) Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9QE

• Showcase
Avon Meads, St. Phillips Causeway, Bristol, BS2 0SP

• Showcase
Heol-Yr-Odyn, Park Nantgarw, Trefforest Industrial Estate, Nr Pontypridd, CF15 7QX

• Odeon
Kingston Park, Kingston Street, Hull, HU1 2TX

• East Showcase
Barrbridge Leisure Centre, Coatbridge, Glasgow, G69 7TZ

• Odeon
Riverside Leisure Park, Wherry Road, Norwich, NR1 1XA

• Showcase
Redfield Way, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2UW

• Odeon
Gallagher Leisure Park, Thornbury, Bradford, BD3 7AT

• Showcase
Hyde Road (A57), BellVue, Manchester, M12 5AL

For more information and to view movie trailer go to:

The UK premier will be on Thursday 12 February in Soho, Sea Shepherd activists will campaigning in Chinatown before and after the premier. This is timed to coincide with Chinese New Year when consumption of Shark Fin soup will be at a high.


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Great campaign, happy Year of the rat,

30.01.2008 12:59

Sounds like a good movie.
Vegetarianism has been popular with buhddists in china for thousands of years,but in the wider population it isnt. 50 years ago in Britain had very few veggies & we had helped almost hunt whales to extinction for oil used to lubricate machinery.

Happy year of the Rat
Dodgy unscientific vivisection needs to be stopped & we need deal with our waste properly& stop poisoning rats &ourselves.

Contained compost & or methane toilets,turn "waste" burn a nasty global warming gas, are more hygeinic, create fuel & safe compost with a good system.Also we get cleaner rivers with less human waste& chemicals in our sewers for rats to feed on & multiply currently creating reservoir of disease.
Rats are becoming immune to cruel poisons put in our environment too, decrease rat population by dealing with our waste efficiently,respect life!
China has a tradition of using the worst greenhouse gas methane from animals & now humans why don't we too?