The Bahamas have played a key role in the global movement to protect sharks from extinction and marine protections to ensure that these magnificent creatures will help keep our environment healthy for generations to come. The film highlights the most recent shark protections and paints a picture of the global threats faced by these key species. Though shark populations are in decline, momentum has been growing to protect them worldwide with many other locations now recognizing that they are worth more alive than dead and contribute to both the economy and the stability of the marine ecosystem. Directed and produced by John Weller and Shawn Heinrichs.

Sanctuary: The Last Stand for Sharks

2011 US 60 min
Festival Year: 2012
Topic: Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife