Synopsis by Jinko Labitag
Sea of Shadows chronicles the fight for the vaquita porpoise, a cetacean that is endemic to the Gulf of California and is now on the brink of extinction due to being caught in gillnets intended for another critically endangered yet more prized aquatic neighbor, the totoaba. The documentary takes the viewers aboard the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s boat as they patrol the seas for gillnets and confront poachers. On land, the film explores the politics behind the illegal trade and how it affects the little people. Directed by Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogle, and Matthew Podolsky.
cartel, drug-trade, endangered-species, environmental-science, extinction, whale