19 Jan (Thu): Free screening of ‘Sharkwater’

Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world's shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth. Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.

More on the Sharkwater website

The event is free but online pre registration is required.

NUS PEACE (People Ending Animal Cruelty & Exploitation), an animal welfare student group, has teamed up with Project: FIN to bring to everyone the screening of Sharkwater. As a prelude to the upcoming Lunar New Year festivities, Project: FIN, a marine conservation non-profit group, typically steps up education efforts in our best attempts to curb the cruel practice of consuming shark's fin. As part of the roadshow, we intend to conduct samplings of mock shark's fin soup to students to emphasize the fact that shark fins have no taste, and that the same soup can be made using alternatives. So do come down to know more, get involved and take a stand in this glorious New Year!

Booth on the issue will be up all day 18 Jan (Wed) and 19 Jan (Thu) at the NUS Central Library Walkway.

Time: Movie screening at 2-4pm and 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: NUS Central Library Theatrette map
Website: http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nuspeace/2012/01/06/project-fin-movie-screening-roadshow/
Contact: nus.peace@gmail.com