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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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