PHEFF: Program 1
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Philadelphia Film Center | Main Stage
General Admission $12, Child $5, and Students* $5
*Because student ID is required, student tickets may only be purchased in-person.
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ROB STEWART | CANADA | 2018 | 87 MIN | G
This thrilling, inspiring, action adventure journey follows the late filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it that is leading to the extinction of sharks. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica and France, to California, Stewart’s third film dives into the often-violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose the multi-billion dollar industry. Shark finning is still rampant, shark fin soup is still being consumed, and endangered sharks are being used to make products for human consumption.
Stewart’s mission is to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late.
Film followed by discussion with Ann Lewis, District Leader for the Humane Society of the United States, working with Pennsylvania lawmakers on a wide range of animal welfare issues, and Director of Planned Giving for the Animal Care Sanctuary moderated by Dr. Mariangeles Arce H., Collection Manager of Ichthyology Department at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
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SHORTS INCLUDED IN PROGRAM 1
ON THE COVER
YEGANE MOGHADDAM | IRAN | 2018 | 5 MIN
This animated film offers a bittersweet yet funny perspective on forest animals and the media.
MANOLO MENDIETA | USA | 2018 | 3 MIN
A look below the surface at one of the most ancient and feared creatures on Earth which are peaceful by nature, yet are at risk of extinction.
CATHERINE VALLE | ECUADOR | 2018 | 3 MIN
Animation about Flin, a shark teaching his son to swim and hunt, when Flin unexpectedly disappears.