Sea of Shadows

This documentary thriller follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists, and the Mexican Navy on their desperate last-minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest whale—the Vaquita—from extinction as its habitat is being destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia harvesting the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the “cocaine of the sea.”

A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in this riveting, intense documentary.

Winner of the World Documentary Audience Award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

In English and Spanish with English subtitles

2018, Austria, 105 minutes, Directed by Richard Ladkani