Sea of Shadows
The vaquita, the world’s smallest whale, is nearing extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and the Chinese Mafia, who harvest the totoaba fish, the “cocaine of the sea.”
Sea of Shadows- A fight to save a Species
Hosted by Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library
Sea of Shadows
March 5, 1:00 PM EST
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library
1125 Broadway, Port Washington, New York, 11557
About the Screening
You will be on the edge of your seat as you follow the courageous people who understand the interconnections of the planet and how saving one small animal from extinction effects us all.
About the Movie
A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in Sea of Shadows, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. Sea of Shadows follows a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.
About the Space
No tickets are needed. Parking in our lot and on the street is available.
Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library
1125 Broadway
Port Washington, New York, 11557