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Sea of Shadows

(Sea of Shadows, subtitled VO)

Austria, 105 min, 2019. Terra Mater Factual Studio.


The vaquita is the smallest whale that exists. The species is in danger of extinction with its populations declining more and more. The cause is the union of the Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers to poach the totoaba in the Sea of Cortez. Their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the vaquita.


“Sea of Shadows” follows a team of scientists, conservationists, investigative journalists, and brave undercover agents, as well as the Mexican Navy, as they risk their lives to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring this syndicate to justice. international crime. 

Discussion with Javier Cristobo, Arturo Morales, David Álvarez, José Heredia

Moderator: Susana Acle

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