Sea Shepherd Turtle Movie Now Available
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s sea turtle documentary Why Just One? is now available for viewing.
The feature documentary, about the battle to save sea turtles in Costa Rica, can be downloaded on Vimeo, iTunes, Amazon, and other retailers.
From death threats to attacks on activists for protecting sea turtles and their eggs, to interviews with Costa Rican activists, Why Just One? seeks to answer the question of why only one in one thousand sea turtles survive to maturity. The documentary also looks to answer why sea turtles are disappearing from the beaches of Costa Rica – and can we save them in time?
“This species which has survived so much may not survive us,” said Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson.
The timing of the film’s release coincides with several recent media news coverage about turtles. This week two Australian men posted a photo of themselves “surfing” on a turtle, sparking outrage around the world and on social media. Also this week, the Caribbean island country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines announced that starting January 1, 2017, it will be illegal to catch or kill sea turtles or disturb their nests on its shores.
Why Just One? Reached its initial funding on Indiegogo in less that 24 hours and has backers from over 40 counties.
Why Just One? is directed, produced and edited by Michael Colin (Drug Babies) and executive produced by Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson. Actor/activist Richard Dean Anderson and Andrea Gordon also serve as executive producer with actress and activist Holly Marie Combs as associate producer. Why Just One? features music by Moby.
There are seven species of sea turtles in the world. Four have been identified as "endangered" or "critically endangered,” and two are classed as "vulnerable,” by the IUCN Red List of Endangered species. Sea turtles are some of the oldest living creatures, one of the few who’ve watched dinosaurs evolve and become extinct. They are now facing the same fate as their predecessors.
To view the trailer, buy the movie, host a screening or take action, please visit the film’s website here.
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