Sea of Shadows

“I’ve never started a film review off with a ‘wow’
but Sea of Shadows definitely deserves one.”
Film Festival Today

A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in this riveting film, delivered with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller, from National Geographic Documentary Films.

Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez. Their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise.

“Heroic and heart-rending.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Sea of Shadows sets sail with a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy. They put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquita and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.

Sea of Shadows was named the Category Winner of Crime & Conspiracy at the Doc Edge Awards 2019.

Previous festival appearances for Sea of Shadows include
Sundance, USA: winner, Audience award

Session Time

Auckland | Loft, Q Theatre
Sat 1 Jun
02:15 PM
Auckland | Rangatira, Q Theatre
Wed 5 Jun
08:30 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 2
Sat 15 Jun
02:00 PM
Wellington | The Roxy 1
Wed 19 Jun
08:30 PM
104 min
English, Spanish
Richard Ladkani