NEW DELHI: ‘Revolution’, a true-life adventure of filmmaker Rob Stewart has won the top award at the 40Fathoms Film Festival which is a cinematic celebration of Earth's Oceans.
Using the power of film and imagery, 40Fathoms Film Festival raises public awareness about issues facing the oceans today and provides people with the tools to make a difference.
The 40Fathoms Film Festival was conceived by the South African Shark Conservancy (SASC) to celebrate World Oceans Day. It showcases underwater filmmaking talent and emphasises marine conservation concerns and success stories on a regional and global scale. 40Fathoms was held at Hermanus in South Africa – a historic coastal village just 1.5 hours from Cape Town.
‘Revolution’ is a follow-up to Stewart’s acclaimed Sharkwater (36 festival wins) and continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he will discover that it is not only sharks that are in grave danger – it is humanity itself.
In an effort to uncover the truth and find the secret to saving the ecosystems we depend on for survival, Stewart embarks on a life-threatening adventure. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history in Alberta, Canada, he reveals that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth's ability to house humans.
Travelling the globe to meet with the dedicated individuals and organisations working on a solution, Stewart finds encouragement and hope, pointing to the revolutions of the past and how we've evolved and changed our course in times of necessity. If people were informed about what was really going on, they would fight for their future – and the future of other generations. From the evolution of our species to the revolution to save it, Stewart and his team take viewers on a groundbreaking mission into the greatest war ever waged. Startling, beautiful, and provocative,
‘Revolution’ inspires audiences from across the globe to start a revolution and change the world forever. The film has been produced, directed and photographed by Rob Stewart himself.