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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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