Documentary
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
Hosted by UBC Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Sea of Shadows
February 10, 5:00 PM PST
2202 Main Mall
2202 Main Mall, Theatre, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
About the Screening
We will show the film, followed by a panel discussion with representatives from the Mexican consulate and two marine mammal experts.
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
2202 Main Mall
2202 Main Mall, Theatre
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4