‘Sharkwater Extinction’ to premiere at TIFF


The tragic final film of shark advocate Rob Stewart has been announced as a Special Presentation for the Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 6-16.

Stewart, a Toronto filmmaker and conservationist, died last year while making Sharkwater Extinction, the followup to his acclaimed 2006 debut Sharkwater. Stewart, 37, drowned in a scuba diving incident during filming near a shipwreck off the coast of Florida.The new movie will world-premiere at TIFF as a special-event tribute to the man and his work.

Sharkwater Extinction continues Stewart’s globe-trotting quest to stop the illegal poaching behind the shark fin industry, which kills millions of sharks annually and threatens their existence as a species.