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PEFF: Shark Girl

March 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Conservationist, filmmaker, activist, delinquent – 19-year-old Madison Stewart has been called many things, but to her friends she’s simply ‘shark girl’. Growing up on the Great Barrier Reef, Madison soon realized the creature she loves most is disappearing fast. Driven by fear, every year up to 80,000 sharks are killed in this UNESCO World Heritage Site for cheap fish steaks and luxury shark fin soup. So turning passion into action, she sets out to stop the slaughter and shatter our perception of these alleged man-eaters. Armed with just a video camera, she fearlessly swims with tiger sharks, feeds a rowdy gang of Caribbean reef sharks and removes fishhooks from the mouths of oceanic silky sharks. She also investigates how more and more countries protect their sharks – Mexico, Palau, the Bahamas – and back home she bravely takes her campaign right to the heart of the shark fishing industry. Madison’s story is a powerful and call moving journey of one determined young woman’s passion to save the animal she loves.

Details

Date:
March 21, 2015
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Website:
http://princetonlibrary.org/peff/events

Organizer

Princeton Public Library

Venue

Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon St.
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