The film Sharkwater is a documentary directed and produced by Rob Stewart. Rob is an underwater photographer and a biologist that has a fascination with sharks, and their behavioral aspects. His way of studying these creatures he is able to learn about life and how to survive on this earth. This film showed the characteristics of reflexive documentary, this is because of the attention drawn into the sharks, their behaviors, and how we are affecting them. A statement that really stuck the documentary is people are taught their whole entire lives that sharks are dangerous but when you finally see it underwater your whole life can change in a flash. Rob made a very valid point as well, which is believed to be his thesis statement. “The one animal we fear the most is the one we can’t live without.” This made a legitimate point, considering most humans are completely unaware of this claim. Everyone is so caught up in believing how horrific sharks are for this world and are unable to recognize how important they are for survival. Merlin a worker for wildaid spoke about the Galapagos Island spoke about how we know very little of the general psychology of the ocean. This has the potential of turning into a major issue because we really have no idea what we are judging from the ocean. This documentary shows the struggle for sharks to continue their existence and how we as a society are slowly destroying it. There are many things that are unknown about the ocean but there are numerous experts, facts, and emotion that were tied in while creating this film to produce a persuasive affect to help sharks.
Even though this documentary was viewed as persuasive and good publicity to create a larger awareness to save the sharks...
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...is the rate we would like to continue at, there is no hope for man kind in the future, which is alarming. Referring to the previous review of the documentary the statement a critic added that I did not necessarily agree with is “Stewart just needs to recognize his information and to step back and shift the focus from himself to his fascinating subject.” This critic was a little caught up in focusing on how Stewart had a lot of part in the documentary. It would make sense that Stewart did, because it helped show the effort he tries to put in to saving these creatures while bringing attention to it. The scenes during the film where him and Watson were in jail, or how he was hospitalized brought an inspiring aspect showing how hard they are trying. The effort put into this film to save the sharks and their species showed a lot of heart and hope to help these creatures.
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