SEA OF SHADOWS – Screening and Nat Geo Reception

Posted by Larry Gleeson

SPECIAL SCREENING – National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium

SEA OF SHADOWS – Screened today at 2 p.m. Followed by a National Geographic reception. This environmental thriller was every bit as gripping and nail-biting as any pulp novel but with real world consequences for the Sea of Cortez. Trapped in nets used to catch the totoaba — a large fish whose bladders are highly prized in China for their supposed anti-aging properties — the vaquita gets tossed aside as collateral damage. While Mexican drug cartels seek to capitalize on this lucrative, illegal market, the Mexican government, conservationists and a famous TV reporter fight to save the vaquita. But with fewer than 10 vaquita left in the world, time is running out. Winner of the Audience Award in the Sundance World Cinema Documentary Competition. –Ken Jacobson


Country: Austria

Year: 2019

Director: Richard Ladkani

Producers: Walter Köhler, Wolfgang Knöpfler

Executive Producers: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Phillip Watson, Scott Z. Burns

Director of Photography: Richard Ladkani

Editors: Georg Fischer, Verena Schönauer

Music: H. Scott Salinas

Running Time (minutes): 105

Language: English, Spanish

Screen Shot 2019-06-20 at 2.35.16 PM

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