National Geographic Documentary Films has secured worldwide rights to environmental documentary “Sea of Shadows,” executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Directed by Richard Ladkani (“The Ivory Game”), the documentary premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary category.
“Sea of Shadows” highlights efforts to save the endangered vaquita whale in the Sea of Cortez, where the native totoaba fish are being poached because of a belief among some in China that their bladders possess miraculous healing powers.
The non-fiction film follows a team of scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists, undercover agents, and the Mexican Navy to save the last remaining vaquita whales and bring the crime syndicate to justice.
Read the story at Variety.
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