Sharkwater Extinction (88 mins)
Hey Honey (3mins)
Making Waves (5 mins)
Saturday 27th October
Sharkwater Extinction is a thrilling, action adventure journey that follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the billion dollar illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it. The film dives into the often violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade.
From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica and France, to California, Rob Stewart’s documentary dives into the often-violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade and delves into the exposition of a billion-dollar illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it.
Shark finning is still rampant, shark fin soup is still being consumed, and endangered sharks are now also being used to make products for human consumption.
Let’s help Stewart’s mission and save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late.
Q&A session with filmmakers
Making Waves (5 mins)
Synopsis: More than 800 animal species are negatively affected by litter in our seas.
World Animal Protection
Making Waves looks at our ocean and the marine creatures that inhabit it that are threatened every day. Ryan and Lia Pereira are a couple based in Port Stevens who have dedicated their lives to protecting all forms of marine life.
Together they run Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters, an interactive aquarium with the goal of raising awareness for the preservation of marine life and our ocean.
Making Waves explores their passion for education, sustainability, and rehabilitation for the benefit of all creatures of the sea, and the first steps of their fledgling not-for-profit organization, Sea Shelter.
Brewtown (6 mins)
How do contemporary brewers of craft beer, venue owners and Australian citizens contribute to our local drinking identity and culture within the Newcastle region? What are the underlying details of these stories that help shape this perception? This documentary aims to answer these questions for the viewer through the experiences of key players in the independent/craft beer industry
Hey Honey (3 mins)
Alicia accepted two beehives from friends with open arms. Four years later, she sells commercially but hopes to keep the business small enough to pursue as a passion rather than a means of income. Bees are fascinating, little creatures that are crucial to crop pollination, and they are endangered by harmful chemicals and pesticides used by other farmers. Local farmer’s markets and shops sell local honey, but how local is it? Alicia keeps bees right here in our very own Hunter Valley region, which is quite unusual for a coastal region.
Q&A with the following
Ryan Pereira and Lia Pereira
Ryan and Lia Pereira founded Irukandji Shark & Rays Encounters in 2014, with the vision of altering public opinion on Sharks & Stingrays from feared beast to incredible, intelligent endearing creatures. Sea shelter was born along with Irukandji they are guardians of the sea and all living things that depend upon it. They are scientists, explorers and stewards of the ocean. Driven by the intense passion to research, educate and understand today’s anthropogenic impacts on one of the world’s greatest treasures.