NOMINEE INDIE DOCUMENTARY AGES 12-18
Three of the world's top artists shatter your perception of sharks. Emmy-awards winning producer George C. Schellenger takes you into the world of sharks through the eyes of Dr. Guy Harvey, Wyland and Jim Abernathy. Journey to the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas, one of the last shark sanctuaries on earth, to meet hundreds of sharks -- including a 14-foot tiger shark named Emma. Come face-to-face with sharks in ways you may not think possible. Narrated by Dr. Sylvia Earle; Directed by George C. Schellenger. STATUS PRODUCTIONS
This movie totally dispels every myth you have ever heard of regarding sharks. The idea of sharks being not simply scary predators who want nothing more than to attack humans in the water is blown apart by Dr. Guy Harvey, sharkologist par none. According to Dr. Harvey, sharks "duty" is to rid the ocean of dead animals and when humans jump into the water without a wetsuit on, all the shark sees is white flesh which they are tuned in to believe signals a "dead" body. So fans, suit up if swimming in shark infested waters. Even if it doesn't change your thoughts about swimming with sharks it does change your mind about the temperament of them. The information about the wholesale killing off of sharks, though presented in a sensitive way, is enough to make you want to throw up. Killing any creature so heartlessly as they do sharks, is a practice that needs some examining. Wonderful underwater cinematography by George Schellenger. Perhaps a bit too much talking heads but it really is ground-breaking in terms of environmental film work. Kudos to all.
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