14 Jun 2019

Venue: Palais des Nations | Room XIV | Cinéma Room

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

Presented at UN Geneva in collaboration with Terra Mater Factual Studios, CITES Secretariat and Geneva Environment Network. The exclusive avant-première screening of “Sea of Shadows”, a National Geographic documentary film, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Richard Ladkani («The Ivory Game»), and produced by Terra Mater Factual Studios, tool place on 14 June 2019, in the Cinema (Room XIV) at the Palais des Nations.


Openings remarks

Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of Conference Management, UN Office at Geneva
Richard Ladkani, Director of Sea of Shadows
Ivonne Higuero, CITES Secretary-General

Discussion on “Sea of Shadows: Crisis in the Sea of Cortez”

Ivonne Higuero, CITES Secretary-General
Andrea Crosta, Co-Founder & Director, Earth Action League
Richard Ladkani, Director of Sea of Shadows (moderator)
Wolfgang Knöpfer, Producer, Terra Mater Factual Studios
Jack Hutton, Sea Shepherd


A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in SEA OF SHADOWS, a riveting documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller from National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the Sundance audience award. When drug cartels and traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish, 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. The movie follows a team of scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the international crime syndicate to justice.

See trailer online at https://youtu.be/QiFjJCUd9ro


The introduction was live on Facebook.
The discussion was live on Facebook.


Available on UN Geneva Flickr.