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Arts Princess Eugenie To Host "Sharkwater Extinction" Premiere In Hong Kong

Princess Eugenie To Host "Sharkwater Extinction" Premiere In Hong Kong

Princess Eugenie To Host "Sharkwater Extinction" Premiere In Hong Kong
By Erica Fong
March 20, 2019
The third film by award-winning conservationist Rob Stewart will have its Hong Kong premiere at Palace IFC

With so many events going on during Hong Kong Art Week, one of them is especially meaningful.

On Thursday, March 28, HRH Princess Eugenie of York will be in Hong Kong to host a special premiere screening of "Sharkwater Extinction" to support the work of Project 0 and the Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation.

The film follows award-winning filmmaker, biologist conservationist and activist, Rob Stewart, across four continents as he investigates the corruption behind the pirate fishing trade and illegal shark fin industry.

Photo: Courtesy of Sharkwater Extinction
Photo: Courtesy of Sharkwater Extinction

Traversing West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France and North America, Rob reveals how shark fin products are still being used to make products for human consumption. His mission? To save the sharks and oceans before it's too late.

"Sharkwater Extinction" is Rob's third film, with his first and second being "Sharkwater" (2006) and "Revolution" (2012), respectively. His latest film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has already won numerous awards in the categories of conservation, courageous filmmaking and best feature documentary.

Rob Stewart (Photo: Courtesy of Sharkwater Extinction)
Rob Stewart (Photo: Courtesy of Sharkwater Extinction)

Sadly, Rob lost his life while filming "Sharkwater Extinction" in January 2017, when he died in a diving accident off the Florida Keys. His parents, Brian and Sandy Stewart, who will be at the Hong Kong premiere, have now dedicated themselves to completing and supporting the release of the film.

As an ambassador for global ocean charity Project 0, HRH Princess Eugenie of York said, "It’s such a wonderful cause and Rob is such a hero and inspiration; so any way we can share his message and the story of these sharks and what the world can do to be a part of it is amazing.”

A still image from the film (Photo: Courtesy of Sharkwater Extinction)
A still image from the film (Photo: Courtesy of Sharkwater Extinction)

The "Sharkwater Extinction" premiere will take place at Palace IFC on Thursday, March 28 at 7PM (by invitation only).

Follow @teamsharkwater on Instagram to find out more about the film and support the cause

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Arts Conservation Sharks Ocean Rob Stewart Princess Eugenie

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