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03 November 2009

Documentary Month at Alliance Francaise du Cap

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival is delighted to be taking part in the documentary month of the Alliance Française du Cap, which will take place in November.  
Encounters and the Alliance Française du Cap have joined forces to present regular documentary screenings.  
The screening details are: 

Canada 2007 90min 
Dir: Rob Stewart 

Cry ‘Shark!’ and people panic. The West label them prehistoric killers, the Orient craves only their fins. Though neither killer nor cure, sharks are key in the ocean’s food chain, the keepers of the balance and health of the sea. Reviled and desired, sharks of the world are being decimated – and seemingly no-one cares. Rob Stewart does, he’s been swimming with, and photographing, them most of his life. He studies their complex nature. Then he witnesses Guatemalan pirates butcher a school of hammerheads in the Galapagos Reserve, and he’s off with swashbuckling Paul Watson and the crew of the Sea Shepherd on a very dangerous mission that uncovers Taiwanese/Costa Rican corruption and illegal shark fin industry whose unchecked slaughter has wiped out around 90% of sharks on the planet. And now? Panic and cry for the sharks. 


JURY AWARD 2006- Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival

BEST HD FEATURE 2006- AFI Dallas International Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD 2006-Atlantic Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD 2007 –Encounters Int. South African Documentary Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD 2008-Durban International Film Festival

BEST ENVOROMENTAL FILM of 2008 - National Ocean Film Festival Alliance

CRITICS CHOICE AWARD 2008-Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 

Tuesday, 3rd November 2009

@ Alliance Française

155 Loop Street, Cape Town

7pm / R 20.00 
Encounters DVD’s will be on sale after the screening. Cash bar available.  

For further queries please contact:

Refiloe Khobane


Tel: (021) 465 4686 

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