Directed by: Richard Ladkani
Total Runtime: 104 min
Country of Origin: Austria
Audience Award World Cinema Documentary, Sundance Film Festival 2019; Official Selection, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2019
A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in this 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 in a desperate last-minute effort to rescue the Earth’s smallest whale—the Vaquita—from extinction. In Spanish and English with English subtitles.