Little Teeth at The South African Eco Film Festival
Starts: Saturday, 25 March, 2017 10:15am
Ends: Saturday, 25 March, 2017 04:15pm
Film Screening of our film "Little Teeth - Saving Sharks on Bali " The SA Eco Film Festival
The 4th Annual SA Eco Film Festival returns to Cape Town and surrounds, proudly supported by leading Western Cape ECO Friendly business partners Sustainable.co.za, Ballo, Reliance and Hemporium.
This years Festival theme is CHANGE IS HERE in light of a tumultuous 2016 – which took the record for the hottest global temperatures ever measured, served up several political surprises across continents and saw burgeoning technological advances from driverless cars to falling costs of renewable power – whatever your opinion or beliefs, CHANGE IS HERE.
With engaging and thought provoking program content the Festival seeks to explore what changes are needed, and how our personal change can affect the world for the better. We are proud to be showcasing challenging, intriguing and creative film content from SA and across the World highlighting issues that effect us all, whilst introducing participants, filmmakers and audience members alike to sustainable living choices and life style changes that are available, today.
With audience Q&A’s, guest speakers and more, this years SA Eco Film Festival is gearing up to create an ever bigger impact than ever before.
Little Teeth - Saving Sharks on Bali | Synopsis:
When a shark gets caught by a fishermen, it usually faces a dire and mostly short future. Indonesia is one of the world’s biggest export markets for shark fins to China and other Asian countries, where they are consumed in a soup that is considered a delicacy. The rising demand for this status symbol dish has decimated many shark species so badly they are on the brink of extinction. When these apex predators disappear, the balance in the ocean is at stake.
One surfer on Bali didn’t just want to stand back and watch. He set up a platform and floating pens in the sea and convinced local fishermen, who regularly by-caught juvenile sharks in their nets, to - instead of killing them - sell the sharks to him alive.
On „Shark Island“, the sharks recover from the stress and grow stronger before they are released back into a nearby marine park. Tourists can book ecotours and visit the shark rescue center, feed the sharks and even swim with them. Paul and Bali Sharks have rescued hundreds of sharks so far.
In this film, The Jetlagged document Bali Sharks’ work and accompany the release of rescued baby black tip reef sharks and bamboo sharks into the protected marine park of Gili Trawangan, giving them a second chance to make a difference for the oceans.