Archive for April, 2009


Rob Stewart empowers over 1,000 students in live Web Conference (49 Comments)

On March 3rd, 2009 Rob Stewart addressed over 1,000 school students in a North America wide web conference. Over 30 schools held private screenings of Rob’s award-winning film Sharkwater and spent several days engaged in numerous educational activities surrounding the movie and the conservation of the world’s oceans.

This rare opportunity brought students together from Hawaii to Ontario and allowed them to communicate directly with Rob to ask many of the burning questions they had collected after researching sharks and watching the movie. Rob did not disappoint! Not only did Rob answer the student’s questions, he inspired a generation of kids to stand up for what they believe in and guided them in how to make positive changes in their world.

Like a true hero, Rob empowered, taught and shared and made a real difference in the lives of those who he spoke with.

To see the interview click here.

Bring Sharkwater to China!! (17 Comments)

This is Your Chance to Help Save Sharks!

Bring Sharkwater to China! Act Now!

Dear Friends,
It’s really important that you help us bring the award-winning documentary Sharkwater to China. China is the largest consumer and trader of shark fins in the world, fueling the growing demand for shark fin soup that is destroying our oceans within our lifetime.

Most Chinese consumers don’t know that shark fin soup contains shark, because the translation literally means “fish wing soup”. Shark populations have dropped more than 90% in 30 years, destroying the most important ecosystem for our own survival. Conservation isn’t just saving species and ecosystems, it’s saving humans.

This is a huge consumer awareness issue that we have the power to change. We urgently need your help to create a Chinese version of Sharkwater that will target an audience of over 300 million people. We can change the world, with your help.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

Donate now to the non-profit foundation SAVE THE BLUE (savetheblue.org/donate) that is working with us and WildAid to bring Sharkwater to China & receive a special custom-made tribal shark pendant, shirt or bag!

Help Save Sharks!

Wear your special shark pendant with pride to engage people in making shark conservation an international priority!

It’s cool to save sharks!

Act now & donate to China

Thanks for helping us save sharks,

Rob Stewart and the Sharkwater Team

www.sharkwater.com

Rob Stewart joins the festivities at EFFY (No Comments)

Rob Stewart, director of the award-winning film Sharkwater has been invited to participate at the inaugural Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY) April 16-19, 2009!

The festival showcases cutting-edge documentaries and short films to raise awareness of current environmental issues. It also offers an opportunity for the audience to interact with the filmmakers and other experts in an intimate setting. Sharkwater screens Saturday April 18th at 7:30pm followed by a discussion with Rob Stewart. This is an amazing opportunity to not only see the film with fellow environmental enthusiasts but will provide a chance to speak with Rob about the film and what we can all do to help save sharks!

In addition to Sharkwater there are some amazing films screening – and best of all, all screenings and special events are FREE and open to the public! Bring your friends, family, colleagues and share this experience with them!

For more details on EFFY visit
http://environment.yale.edu/film/Home.html

To learn more about Rob Stewart and Sharkwater visit
www.sharkwater.com