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Shark Angels Premieres in South Africa

(From deeperblue.net)- The highly anticipated short documentary, aiming to shift the public”s view of sharks and focus much needed attention on their conservation, will premiere in Durban, South Africa at the Wavescapes/IFC Film Festival on July 31st. Join three exceptional young women – Julie Andersen, founder of Shark Savers, Alison Kock, marine biologist for Save our Seas, and Kim McCoy, Executive Director of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – on anadventure of a lifetime to experience, celebrate and protect what are often considered the most dangerous animals on the planet: sharks.

Their goal?

To get up close & personal, outside the safety of cages, with what are considered the world”s most dangerous sharks and give the world a new perspective on sharks, proving they aren”t what they seem. And, to save the fiercest predators on the planet that now desperately need their help.

The Shark Angels represent the new generation of shark conservationists — cool, capable, educated and young — and have brought their organizations together for the first time to combat the myths about sharks and expose the sad truth that sharks are being chased to extinction.

The Shark Angels believe that society’s irrational fear of sharks explains the general lack of desire to protect and conserve them. Through awareness and understanding, they aim to change that and ensure that sharks survive to play their important role in maintaining the oceans – and ultimately, humankind’s own survival.


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