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MIPTV Picks 2013: Shark Girl

Upon learning that a whopping 80,000 sharks are legally caught in this supposedly protected heritage site, 18-year-old Madi Stewart has set out to educate the world about both the perilous consequences of such practices, and about the true nature of the creatures she loves.
March 1, 2013

SCIENCE & NATURE

Partners: Kaufmann Productions; distributed by ABC Commercial Content Sales, Terra Mater Factual Studios – German speaking rights (including Germany, Austria & German-speaking Switzerland)

Length: 1 x 57 minutes

Airing: ABC, Australia and Smithsonian Channel, U.S., 2013

Rights available: Worldwide, all media

At the age of 14, Madison Stewart opted to be home schooled on a yacht on the Great Barrier Reef. Upon learning that a whopping 80,000 sharks are legally caught in this supposedly protected heritage site, Stewart has set out to educate the world about both the perilous consequences of such practices, and about the true nature of the creatures she loves. This doc follows the now 18-year-old Madi underwater and on land as she pursues her mission.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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