Sea Of Shadows

When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traders join forces to poach the rare Totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their lethal methods threaten virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on earth, the Vaquita Bottlenose Dolphin. "Sea of Shadow" follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and brave undercover agents, as well as the Mexican Navy, who are risking their lives to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.

"Sea of Shadows" shows very well how the mafia is doing business with extinct species, while also bribing the police and military and stirring up small fishing communities.

Director(s): Richard Ladkani
Production: Terra Mater Factual Studios, Walter Köhler, Wolfgang Knöpfler
Music: H. Scott Salinas
Actors: Andrea Crosta, Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Hector Capetillo, Marc Davis, Carlos Loret de Mola, Jack Hutton, Jacqueline Le Duc, Oscar Parra, Lorenzo Rojas-Bracho, José Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa, Cynthia Smith, Ana Lucía Hernández Sánchez, Alan Valverde, Javier Valverde
Year: 2019
Duration: 106 min
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): English, Spanish
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: Austria
Shooting Locations: Mexico
Screening rights: Dogwoof ()

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Main topic(s): Oceans
Secondary topics: courage politics overfishing wilderness wildlife activism
Mentions: ocean whales Vaquita Totoaba fish corruption extinction rescue Mafia poaching
Topic Page(s): Oceans

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