When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. Sea of Shadows follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with:
- Richard Ladkani, Director of Sea of Shadows
- Grace O’Sullivan, Green Party MEP
- Jenna Dawson-Faber, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Programme Management Officer
- Moderated by Antonio Ferrari, UNRIC