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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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