"A Nature Classic. Part Michael Moore, Part Jacques Cousteau, Rob Stewart is an interesting hybrid with enough integrity, and enough filmmaker hustle, to swim with the sharks - and make us love them" 4 Stars - Katherine Monk Vancouver Sun
"If Sharkwater doesn't win the Academy Award, the judges need a saliva test" - Peter Worthington The Toronto Sun
"Sharkwater will change the way people view sharks and the ocean. It will open their eyes... and hopefully their hearts" - Cristopher Chin Deeper Blue
"A simple - but ravishingly beautiful - natural history film a la 'March of the Penguins" - Ron Foley Atlantic Film Festival
"If you aren't enarmoured of sharks before you see Sharkwater, you will be after" - Melora Koepke Hour.ca
"A high-action drama filled with edge-of-your-seat moments. A must-see for anyone concerned with the plight of our oceans and our world" 4.5 Stars - Tribute Magazine
"For environmentalists, the film is a must see; for everyone else, Sharkwater is gripping storytelling, a kind of cross between the sheer biological poetry of 'Winged Migration' and engaged politics of 'Bowling for Columbine'" - Ron Macdonald infomonkey.net
"If you fail to be moved by this movie, something is terribly wrong" - 4.5 Stars - Patrick Blennerhasset Victoria News
"It's an incredible, incredible documentary" - Harvey Levin guest host Larry King Live
"The most awesome documentary ever" - Moon Yun Ain't It Cool News
"A gorgeous documentary. Sublime. Some of the most beautiful footage of sharks ever recorded. A documentary with a social conscience and a scientific agenda" - 4.5 Stars - Bruce Kirkland
"A fascinating, gorgeously photographed documentary" 4 Stars - Michael D. Reid Victoria Times-Colonist
"High drama. What Stewart went through during filming... is worthy of its own movie" - 4.5 stars - John Griffen The Montreal Gazette
"A truly exciting documentary. The cinematopgraphy is top-notch" - 3.5 Stars - Vanessa Farqusharson The National Post
"Stewart's footage is superb... an eco-upset tale as complex and cautionary as 'Darwin's Nightmare'" - David Rooney Variety
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For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth.
Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.
Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.read more