05 Jun 2020

Lieu: Online

To mark World Environment Day, Ciné-ONU Brussels, Vienna and Geneva, in partnership with the Geneva Environment Network, invite you to a screening of Rob Stewart's award-winning film, Sharkwater Extinction, followed by a timely panel discussion.

About World Environment Day

The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is “Biodiversity” with the slogan “Time for Nature” — a call to action to combat the accelerating species loss and degradation of the natural world.


Sharkwater Extinction is an inspiring journey, following filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption behind it all. An industry that is leading to the extinction of sharks. From West Africa, Spain, Panama, Costa Rica, France, and even in our own backyard, Stewart’s third film dives into the often violent underworld of the pirate fishing trade to expose a multi-billion dollar industry. Stewart’s mission is to save the sharks and oceans before it’s too late. But exposing illegal activities isn’t easy; protecting sharks has earned him some powerful enemies.

How to watch

Watch the film ‘Sharkwater Extinction’ using the link below. They are valid between 28 May and 5 June 2020.




Producer of Sharkwater Extinction


Director of Ecosystems Division, UNEP

Jessica BATTLE

Senior Expert Global Policy and Governance and Lead Deep Seabed Mining Initiative at WWF

Deborah SEWARD

MODERATOR, Director of United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)

Summary and recording

  • A summary of the event has been posted by us here
  • The recording of the event has also been made available here