Sea of Shadows

Sea of Shadows

”Sea of Shadow” follows a team of dedicated scientists and courageous undercover agents, as well as the Mexican Navyas who put their lives on the line to save the last remaining totoaba fishes and bring the international crime syndicate to justice.

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A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in ”Sea of Shadows”, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten 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 agent,s as well as the Mexican Navyas who put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.



  • projection time:
    103 min.
  • country/year:
    Austria / 2019
  • director:
    Richard Ladkani
  • pictures:
    Richard Ladkani
  • production:
    Walter Köhler, Wolfgang Knöpfler / Terra Mater Factual Studios
  • awards :
    2019 – FF Sundance: World Cinema Documentary Audience Award, 2019 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen, 2019 – IFF Hong Kong, 2019 – IFF New York, 2019 – IFF Minneapolis St Paul: Minnesota Cinematic Arts Award

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