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Sharkwater Extinction


In January 2017, while shooting Sharkwater Extinction, Rob, a Malibu-based filmmaker, tragically passed away during a dive off the Florida Keys. The world was stunned by the loss of one of the most influential activists of our time. Rob taught the world to love the oceans and to not fear sharks through his iconic images of hugging and free diving with sharks and mantas.

Rob risked everything to educate, preserve and defend the oceans. The film’s producers, along with a talented group of editors, filmmakers, and loyal Sharkwater supporters, were compelled to continue his work.

Sharkwater Extinction‘s  will have it's world premiere at TIFF in September 2018 

Sharkwater Extinction from the Award Winning Director of Sharkwater and Revolution.  
" 150 000 000 sharks are killed each year and scientists only account for 70 000 000 of those, there are 80 000 000 sharks that are killed every year and nobody knows why nor where they are going, but WE figured this out.... and if we bring this to the public, things will change."

Rob Stewart

Sharkwater: Extinction (2018) is a thrilling and inspiring action packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it — a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks.

Sharkwater, Rob’s first film, brought the devastating issue of shark finning used in shark fin soup to the world stage. His multi award-winning film changed laws and public policy worldwide, created hundreds of conservation groups. Today more than 90 countries have banned shark finning or the trade of shark products.  Even so, Stewart finds sharks are still being fished to extinction.

Sharkwater: Extinction continues the adventure across four continents, as Rob travels through the oceans to investigate the corruption behind a multi-billion dollar industry. The crew goes through some of the world’s most dangerous fishing ports run by international crime organizations that have infiltrated the fishing industry.

Rob’s second film, Revolution, continued his quest to save sharks and the oceans. Revolution was the first feature film to platform the devastating effects of Ocean Acidification.  Climate change was well known, but scientists were just realizing the effects would be much worse than ever imagined. We were in danger of losing the coral reefs, and potentially the entire ocean ecosystem, which gives us 60% of our oxygen. Sharks, the top predator controlling the fish populations below them and the plankton that give us our oxygen, were being fished to extinction in an ecosystem they have controlled for 400 million years.

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Michel Noll sending a thank you message to Rob Stewart's parents

Michel Noll opened his festival in Mulhouse last November with Rob Stewart's final film "Sharkwater Extinction", playing to a full house, it received a   2 minutes and half long standing ovation. Rob Stewart's work and legacy are now very well known in this part of the world. Listen to what Michel had to say about the screening, he and Bruno Chatelin met in Berlinale at the busy (loud) EFM  market. ...

VIDEO: Panel Discussion with the Sharkwater Extinction Filmmakers at Vancouver FilmFestival....let s be Ocean wise!

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Join Team Sharkwater for an inspiring evening talking about the upcoming movie Sharkwater Extinction, ocean conservation and carrying on the legacy of Rob Stewart. Panelists include: Brian & Sandy Stewart, Producers & Parents of Filmmaker Rob Stewart Brock Cahill Julie Andersen Moderator: TBC Speaker Bios Brock Cahill A diver, activist and friend of Rob's for over 10 years, Brock traveled with Rob and the production team to Costa Rica, California and the Bahamas. An ardent conser...

VIDEO ; Interview with Regi Domingo on Sharkwater Extinction

Interview on Sharkwater Extinction with Regi Domingo: Shark conservation activist / Founder NAKAWE PROJECT. NAKAWE IS A NON-PROFIT AND PROACTIVE ENTITY, FOUNDED IN 2014 IN BARCELONA, formed by a small group of professionals from different sectors committed to the environment and humanity, with a shared passion; the ocean, our first mission is to help save the world’s dwindling shark populations. As a non-profit organization, our objective is to collaborate with governmental and non-gover...

Introduction of Rob's Stewart world premiere opening at TIFF

  Piers Handling introduced the World Premier of Sharkwater Extinction at TIFF; his final film and his third movie to have been selected at TIFF.  Late Canadian Filmmaker Rob Stewart was first honoured With 'Child Of The Water' Music created by Chantal Kreviazuk for Rob which played live to the audience before the presentations. Piers Handling and Rob's family followed, Brian Sandy and Alexandra,and the whole team on stage. ...

Sharkwater selected to screen at San Luis Obispo

Celebrating Film on the Cinematic Central Coast for 25 years! March 12-17, 2019 ...

Sharkwater Extinction played at Palm Springs, Rob's parents in attendance

The audience response was spectacular as expected, commented the festival staff. ...

So Many Festivals who played Sharkwater Extinction so far

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Sept Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, ON FIN Atlantic Film Festival Halifax, NS Calgary International Film Festival Calgary, AB Vancouver International Film Festival Vancouver, BC Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Fest Sudbury, ON       ...

Sharkwater Extinction wins Best Documentary at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

FLIFF WINNERS The Jury of the 33rd Annual Film Festival announced their selections for Best of Fest last night. The members of the Jury are: Alyn Darnay, director, writer, lecturer Mariah Reed, actress, theatre director, professor of theatre Dave Montalbano, film writer & critic Rachel Galvin, entertainment writer, radio host ...

Sharkwater Extinction receives hommage from Napa Valley and Special Recognition for Courageous Filmmaking Award

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Programming Award     Special Recognition for Courageous Filmmaking       Sharkwater Extinction   ...

Golden Sun Award to Rob Stewart at FICMA - Barcelona

Building on the research, passion, and sometimes daredevil first-person investigative, Sharkwater Extinction follows the fight by Stewart and others to halt the hunting of sharks, which are often killed just for their fins. One of the world's oldest and most important predators are in more danger than ever, due to a thriving pirate industry, legal loopholes, and widespread corruption. Over 100 million sharks are killed every year. The world's shark population has decrea...

RACHEL PARENT will receive the 2018 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero at Planet in Focus in Toronto

RACHEL PARENT will receive the 2018 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero This is not your average teenage girl. She’s not drawn to designer labels. She’s drawn to food labels. At 11 years old, Rachel began researching for a school project and became alarmed by what she learned about GMOs. This gave her the spark to become an activist fighting for our right to know what’s in our food by making GMO labeling a law in Canada. That spark evolved into what’s now known as ...

Byron Bay Fest awards Sharkwater Extinction and announces the Rob Stewart Best Environmental Film Award for next year

With high acclaim for the selection and quality of films that made up the Official Selection for the 12th Byron Bay Film Festival, Director J’aimee Skippon-Volke released the full line-up of winning films taking home the coveted awards.   The film which was in the spotlight at the Festival’s closing gala, Sharkwater: Extinction, won BBFF2018’s Best Environmental Film Award. The film was the last work by the late shark conservationist Rob Stewart, who was well know...

Sharkwater Extinction will play at the Bahamas International Film Festival

Biff will host the Caribbean Premiere of Rob Stewart's Final Film     Sharkwater Extinction (2018) is a thrilling and inspiring action packed journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it — a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks.    Shot in 6K, from West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even in our own backyard, Stewart&rs...

Sharkwater Extinction has won best educational value award at the China International Green Film Week

The Organizing Committee of the China International Green Film Week has granted the prize to Rob Stewart's final film: Sharkwater Extinction. 2018 China (Lhasa) International Green Film Week Concluded Successfully October 14, 2018, approved by China Film Bureau, hosted by China Film Archive (China Film Art Research Center), organized by Lhasa Communication Industry Group Co., Ltd. , planned and executed by Y.D. Communication, the 2018 China (Lhasa) International Green Film Week closi...

Stunning Reviews for Sharkwater Extinction: Stewart's third film is also his best...

"Sharkwater Extinction a clarion call to action and a worthy farewell to the late Rob Stewart"   By PETER HOWELL Movie Critic Toronto Star Thu., Oct. 18, 2018   Tragically, this will be the Toronto filmmaker’s last movie, since he died last year while completing it, in a Florida Keys diving accident. There is footage of him as he prepares for what will be his final ...

Sharkwater Extinction Launches in Canadian Theatres Today!

Team Sharkwater is proud to announce Sharkwater Extinction has arrived in Canada in Landmark and Cineplex Theatres today!  We are still touring in Festivals. You can buy tickets here:  https://www.tribute.ca/sharkwater/showtimes/ Follow us on social media:  facebook.com/Sharkwater   Instagram.com/TeamSharkwater  Twitter.com/TeamSharkwater      ...

Follow the Festival Run in October for Sharkwater Extinction

Sharkwater Extinction has played with great success in a few canadian film festivals following the Toronto World Premiere September 7. Toronto International Film Festival FIN Atlantic Film Festival Calgary International Film Festival Vancouver International Film Festival which launched the Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Fest Festival Nouveaux Cinema China International Green Film Week selected but not showing Byron Bay will be the ...

Vancouver International Film Festival launches the Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award in honor of Rob’s legacy

We are so excited to announce the Vancouver International Film Festival Rob Stewart Eco Warrior Award in honor of Rob’s legacy and achievements. The annual award - presented by RBC and Cineplex - will recognize an individual whose work as an activist and storyteller advances social impact agendas and changes the way we think and act in the world - just like Rob Stewart did. #Robliveson ...

Rob Stewart honored at Planet in Focus

RACHEL PARENT Will receive the 2018 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero   This is not your average teenage girl. She’s not drawn to designer labels. She’s drawn to food labels. At 11 years old, Rachel began researching for a school project and became alarmed by what she learned about GMOs. This gave her the spark to become an activist fighting for our right to know what’s in our food by making GMO labeling a law in Canada. That spark evolved ...

Sharkwater enters the festival circuit at TIIF and follows with 3 other canadian festivals this september

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Toronto International Film Festival Toronto, ON Sept 6-16 September 7 FIN Atlantic Film Festival Halifax, NS Sept 13-20 September 19 Calgary International Film Festival Calgary, AB Sept 19-30 September 21         Cinéfest...

Sharkwater Extinction will have the Australian premiere at Byron Bay Film Festival October 12 – 21, 2018

Dream With Your Eyes Open at the Byron Bay International Film Festival. This is a festival Rob Stewart loved and where he had many friends and supporters of his cause, we are proud to see th efestival pay an homage to Rob and play his last films.   Each year some of the world’s most exciting film talent join thousands of film lovers at BBFF, over 10 fantastic days in beautiful Byron Bay, for a dynamic and truly distinctive film festival experience known for its trademark friendly...

Sharkwater Extinction will have it's world premiere at TIFF

  Sharkwater Extinction Rob Stewart Canada, 2018 90 minutes World Premiere Late filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart’s last documentary is a thrilling exposé on the illegal shark-fin industry and a rousing call to save an imperiled animal from the edge of extinction. S...

We have the new trailer for Sharkwater Extinction by late Rob Stewart

Sharkwater is the final film of Rob s troligy to have a world Pemiere at TIFF. ENJOY BEEING AMONG THE VERY FIRST TO WATCH  HIS TRAILER Sharkwater Extinction (2018) is a thrilling and inspiring action packed journey that follows award winning filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it — a conspiracy that is leading to the extinction of sharks. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and eve...

Rob Stewart Bio

Toronto-born director Rob Stewart is creating a revolution to save the planet, one epic film at a time. His documentaries, Sharkwater and Revolution, have both won numerous awards and continue to inspire audiences around the world. His research and breathtaking experiences are captured in his new film, Revolution, in which he brings attention to important issues, such as the planet’s ecosystems and saving the earth. When Stewart was only 13 years old, he be...

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