Sharkwater Extinction is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed films Sharkwater (2006) and Revolution (2012), which brought the devastating issue of shark finning to the world stage. But filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart didn't get to finish his third film. In January 2017, while shooting Sharkwater Extinction, he tragically passed away during a dive off the Florida Keys. The world was stunned by the loss of one of the most influential activists of our time.
Sharkwater brought the devastating issue of shark finning to the world stage. Revolution was the first feature film to expose the devastating effects that ocean acidification would bring. It was much worse than scientists had thought climate change would be.
Born in 1979 and raised in Toronto, Stewart graduated from the University of Western Ontario. He dedicated his life to conservation, saying "Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And, that, above all else is worth fighting for." He taught the world to love the oceans and their creatures and not fear sharks, through his iconic images of hugging and free diving with sharks and mantas.
Brock Cahill talks to Face2Face host David Peck in this podcast. Cahill was a close and intimate friend of Rob Stewart. As Stewart’s right hand man he helped to finish off the film. He was Stewart’s diving buddy for the past ten years and is the founder of the SeaChange Agency. He loves sharks, yoga, the environment, sometimes is called aspiritual gangster, and is working hard to advocate about all the good work that’s already happening and to continue and speak into Rob’s legacy
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For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.
With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.
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