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The Details

  • bike valet on-site
  • bug spray available
  • community event
  • food trucks on-site
  • live music
  • picnics encouraged

In Partnership with 11th Hour Racing

Sea of Shadows is a feature documentary thriller that follows undercover investigators, environmentalists, journalists, and the Mexican Navy on their desperate last-minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest whale—the Vaquita—from extinction.

A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in Sea of Shadows, a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller.

When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the elusive and mysterious whale species known as the vaquita porpoise.

But a team of brilliant scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquita and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.

This film contains subtitles

FREE – $5 Suggested Donation

Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. Images may be used by newportFILM for promotional purposes. 

6:25PM: Gates Open
7:25PM: Live Music By Julio Amaro
8:40PM: Film Followed By Q&A with Monica DeAngelis, Marine Mammal Biologist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Food Vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Diego's, Bella's Pizzeria, Rhody Roots, Tricycle Ice Cream, LemonsAid
Back-Up Venue: Jane Pickens Theater
Run time: 105 mins
Director: Richard Ladkani
Producers: Walter Köhler, Wolfgang Knöpfler
Sea of Shadows
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A heart-grabbing exposé.


Urgent and suspenseful.

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