BEYOND THE CAGE OF FEAR

By Mike HOOVER

CIRCUS ROAD FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Post-Production 2012

For the first time, humans swim with Great White Sharks

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mike HOOVER
    • Producer(s)
    • Steve MORRIS
    • Synopsis
    • EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT A GREAT WHITE SHARK IS.
      A shark is a mindless killer, an eating machine.
      They are so dangerous, in fact, that the only way we can
      observe them safely is through the bars of a steel cage.
      But, is it possible that our terror of the animal and perhaps
      even the cage itself, is warping our perceptions?
      Filmmaker Mike Hoover, believes the answer to that question is, “Yes”. Having
      spent much of the last decade filming and interacting with the great white sharks
      at Guadalupe Island, he has come to believe that the common perception of the
      mindless killer is not only deeply flawed but incredibly destructive.Hoover
      believes that the only way to change that perception is to interact with the great
      white shark in a new way. Essentially, he wants to do for sharks what Jane
      Goodall and Dian Fosse did for the chimpanzee and the Mountain Gorilla.
      The goal, is to see the world through their eyes, to
      interact with them, touch them, maybe even form a
      relationship with the animal. If they can do all this,
      they might learn new things about white shark
      behavior and, just maybe, change the perception of the demon shark.
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