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by Richard Ladkani


The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine of the sea." Environmental activists, Mexican navy and undercover investigators are fighting back against this illegal multi-million-dollar business. 

international title: Sea of Shadows
original title: Sea of Shadows
country: Austria
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Richard Ladkani
film run: 106'
cinematography by: Richard Ladkani
film editing: Georg Michael Fischer, Verena Schönauer
music: H. Scott Salinas
producer: Wolfgang Knöpfler, Walter Köhler
executive producer: Scott Z. Burns, Rebecca Cammisa, Dinah Czezik-Müller, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Michael Frenschkowski, Laura Nix, Phillip Watson
production: Terra Mater Factual Studios

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