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SEA OF SHADOWS

When Mexican drug cartels and the Chinese mafia collaborate to poach the rare Totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten the entire maritime life of the region. This includes the Vaquitas whales, whose rescue is the goal of a courageous team of of scientists, conservationists, investigative journalists and undercover agents.
NATURE DOCUMENTARY
AUSTRIA, USA 2019
D: RICHARD LADKANI
105‘, ENGLISH, SPANISH; GERMAN SUBTITLES
Winner of the Grand Prize of the City of Innsbruck for best nature documentary

JURY STATEMENT

This is an incredibly intense film, full of suspense from the very beginning. The technically outstanding Film is a take on one of the most important aspects of international species protection– wildlife crimes. The topic is unveiled like a thriller, with its covert research and precise camerawork, that are very well implemented. Although its cinematic staging leaves little room for personal interpretation, the matter is conveyed with utmost honesty and credibility.

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