Best Film Nature Documentary
Black Oak Film Festival

Best Short, Animal Advocacy
Artivest Film Festival

Best Short Documentary: Eugene International
Film Festival

Visionary Aloha Award:
MauiFest Film Festival

Winners Circle:
Santa Cruz Earthvision
Film Festival

Honorable Mention for Conservation Message:
International Wildlife Film Festival, Missoula

Best Film Hawaii Category:
Honolulu International
Film Festival

In the News:

Tiburon Declaration for Sharks
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Marin Independent Journal
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Tiburon Youth speak out for sharks
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I have spent a lifetime watching shark documentaries and of these, only a handful are worth remembering, but I have never seen anything so dedicated to Shark Conservation and Protection as SHARKS: STEWARDS OF THE REEF. The message is delivered loud and clear from beginning to end... Sharks are in deep danger and need to be protected. Whilst an average of 5 humans die from shark attacks every year, 200 sharks die from Human attacks every MINUTE!!

This is what all conservation documentaries should be like. NO Library is complete without this.

Alex Buttigeig "The Sharkman"

"Watch this film! "Sharks: Stewards of the Reef" presents the truth that indigenous peoples have known for generations - that to have a healthy ocean means protecting every component of the marine ecosystem from short-sighted and abusive human practices. It is no longer a question of simply changing our current behavior, but correcting the tremendous harm human misuse has inflicted on our oceans. This film empowers us to initiate the corrective policies needed to save the sharks and ultimately our entire ocean."

KAHEA.The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance
"Though sharks can be dangerous, humans give far more trouble than we get. This film put reef sharks in a larger context of their ocean habitat, their confrontation with humanity—from those who venerate to those who vilify them—and the ways forward.”

Carl Safina PhD, President, Blue Ocean Institute
"Sharks are disappearing more rapidly than most scientists and fishermen imagined. This film explains why, the perilous consequences resulting from the loss of sharks, and what must be done about it."

John E. McCosker PhD, Chair of Aquatic Biology California Academy of Sciences

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