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Ciné-ONU – Online screening of ‘Sharkwater Extinction’

To mark World Environment Day, Ciné-ONU Brussels, Vienna and Geneva invite you to a screening of Rob Stewart’s award-winning film, Sharkwater Extinction, followed by a timely panel discussion.

Sharkwater extinction film coverSynopsis: Sharkwater Extinction is an inspiring journey, following filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it all. An industry that is leading to the extinction of sharks. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even in our own backyard, Stewart’s third film dives into the often violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose a multi-billion dollar industry. Stewart’s mission is to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late. But exposing illegal activities isn’t easy; protecting sharks has earned him some powerful enemies.

For more information on the film click here

This film is in English and has a run time of 84 minutes


You can participate in the event in two simple steps:

Step 1: Watch the film ‘Sharkwater Extinction’ using the link and password below. They are valid between 28th May and 5th June 2020:

Click here for Video Link 

The Theme for World Environment Day (5th June) 2020 is biodiversity; it is “Time #ForNature.” We are issuing an urgent call to combat the accelerating species loss and degradation of our natural world. Our panel of international experts will discuss the loss of biodiversity illustrated in the film, exploring the drivers, such as illegal wildlife trade. The panel will also exchange their views on where solutions may lie and share what they are doing to halt biodiversity loss. 

Step 2: Join the panel discussion on 5 June at 5 PM (CET). Register at the following link.

  • Sandy Campbell, Producer of Sharkwater Extinction
  • Susan Gardner, Director of Ecosystems Division, UNEP
  • Jessica Battle, Senior Expert Global Policy and Governance and Lead Deep Seabed Mining Initiative at WWF
  • Moderated by Deborah Seward, Director of United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)

Questions for the panel during or in advance of the panel can be sent to [email protected]


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