Rob Stewart wins Genesis Award for Sharkwater

The groundbreaking film Sharkwater has been garnering worldwide praises for its portrayal of the ecologically crucial, but highly endangered, shark. Most recently, the film won Outstanding Documentary at the 22nd annual Genesis Awards, produced by The Humane Society of the United States and held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The event, hosted by actor Bill Maher, honors those within the media who have raised awareness for animal rights. As Sharkwater’s executive producer, narrator, writer and director, Rob Stewart accepted the coveted award for his debut documentary. “Sharks are being killed everywhere and people have no idea, largely because everyone’s afraid of sharks, so I figured if I could give people a new impression of sharks to counter to Jaws, counter to the media’s perception that they’re mindless predators, then maybe they’d want to fight for their protection like they fight for elephants, and pandas, and bears.”

One Response to “Rob Stewart wins Genesis Award for Sharkwater

    1. Shaelene November 29th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

      Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!! I am happy that you got a genesis award!!! that is amazing!!!!!!

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