I was truly inspired by the documentary film by Rob Stewart called Sharkwater
While studying filmmaking at Sheridan college in Oakville, Ontario in 2010/2011 – I had the opportunity to intern with Rob Stewart and his film production company Sharkwater Productions – which is based in Toronto. I had the amazing opportunity to learn from Rob and his team in Toronto and get a hands on experience assisting with projects like setting up a new editing suite, research and coordinating interviews in Washington D.C for Rob’s new film (set to be released SPRING 2012), and also assisted in the development of his new NGO called United Conservationists. I am still involved in volunteering with his team and also being a part of the vision to help save our planet. I strongly believe in the vision and would like to invite you to also become a United Conservationist! See a personal message from Rob below. Or read it online here : http://www.sharkwater.com/newsletter/aug3mailer/index.html
See a message from Rob:
I NEED YOUR HELP
Four years ago, Sharkwater hit theatres worldwide. A movie became a movement, educating the public about shark finning and igniting a global effort to save sharks. Together, we have accomplished incredible feats including the formation of shark sanctuaries, the creation of shark finning laws around the globe, countrywide bans on shark fins and global activism – even in China, the heart of the fin business…
We have done a lot with very little, achieving amazing, unprecedented success. But the problems we face today are bigger — and they are threatening our very survival.
Watch my special video message.
So I’ve assembled a team of conservationists to launch the coolest, most revolutionary NGO I can imagine.
United Conservationists (UC) is a different kind of conservation group. We believe in you, in humanity, and that everyone has the power to change the world. Like we did with Sharkwater, our mandate is to educate, inspire and mobilize action through inspiring, award-winning media and by providing real ways for you to protect the species and ecosystems we depend upon for survival.
Now we need you to join us. And to fuel the revolution.
We urgently need funds to get our organization off the ground and execute critical campaigns. We have experienced amazing success in the last six months, including premiering Sharkwater in Hong Kong, launching a conservation game on Facebook, and encouraging shark fin bans in Saipan, Guam and now, Toronto. With your support, we can continue making real, measurable progress by making the world Fin Free, distributing Sharkwater DVDs throughout China, launching our latest movie, developing conservation media and education, and even helping to save tiger and lemur species. Helping is easy and our Indiegogo campaign makes it fun to donate by giving you cool perks!
We’re tackling the biggest issues humanity has ever faced. It’s not going to be easy, but there truly is no limit on what we can do together. I am both inspired and encouraged; I know we can do even more.
Please help us and become part of the revolution to save humanity.
Sincerely, Rob Stewart
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