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Save The Humans: The Director Of ‘Sharkwater’ Has A New Doc Called ‘Revolution’ - Here’s The Trailer
March 4, 2013
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This is the trailer for 'Revolution', a new documentary from Rob Stewart, director of 2007's 'Sharkwater'.

Rob's accomplishments as a documentary maker are pretty incredible.

Sharkwater' won more than 30 awards at film festivals around the world, and scored the biggest opening weekend of any Canadian documentary ever.

But what's even more impressive about Rob and his team is how they make people really care about the issues in their films and move them to action.

His new one is about the urgent need to act: 'Revolution' is "a film about changing the world," according to the movie's website.

If 'Sharkwater' focused on the danger facing sharks, 'Revolution' looks at the bigger picture: the ways humanity is endangering itself.

The film follows Rob from the coral reefs in Papua, New Guinea to the forests of Madagascar to Alberta's oil sands, as he traces the connections between people's actions and the environment.

As Rob told Toronto Life, the film is "about the evolution of life on earth. It follows me ripping around the world, getting in trouble, figuring out what's happening on this planet, trying to get people to understand that we need to protect the earth."

"Humanity is on the verge of either eliminating or saving itself. By 2050, we face a world with no fish, reefs or rainforests, and nine billion people without enough food. And we know that when huma­nity gets into trouble, people fight each other for resources," he said.

The film's website says "if people were informed about what was really going on, they would fight for their future - and the future of other generations." The film is a call to arms "to start a revolution and change the world forever."

Revolution hits theatres April 12.

In a review, Tribute.ca writes, "Stewart explores with increasing alarm just how badly things have gotten - and just how much work it's going to take for mankind to reverse the path upon which it's laid itself."

"...audiences can both appreciate the hidden wonders of our planet even as they become more and more outraged by our own treatment of it."

Check out Rob in the red chair a few seasons back talking about 'Sharkwater', his passion for sharks and his experiences making the movie.

He contracted flesh-eating disease, Dengue fever, West Nile virus and tuberculosis... at the same time!

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