VAT2019 I 131
SynopsisThe legendary great white shark is far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. As scientific research on these elusive predators increases, their image as mindless killing machines is beginning to fade. Found in cool, coastal waters throughout the world, there is no reliable data on the great white's population. However, scientists agree that their number are decreasing precipitously due to overfishing and accidental catching in gill nets, among other factors, and they are considered a vulnerable species. This film takes a look below the surface at the ‘Great White’- one of the most ancient and feared creatures on Earth, which are peaceful by nature, yet are at risk of extinction.
Manolo Mendieta
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Director Bio
Through his production company, Spunco Films, Manolo Mendieta works as producer and cinematographer for global broadcasters, socially conscious brands and mission-driven organizations. With over a decade into his career and having filmed from the Arctic to Antarctica Manolo excels in ocean-based natural history productions, environmental media projects, and large-scale video mapping installations. Notable broadcast credits include; Bafta award-winning show 'Big Blue Live' (BBC/PBS) National Geographic's 'Untamed Mexico'.

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