National Geographic has announced that the documentary film, “Sea Of Shadows”, is going to be shown on the National Geographic channel, on Saturday, November 9th at 9 PM and it will be shown commercial free. It will be shown in 172 countries and 42 languages. National Geographic signed a $3 million worldwide deal after it won the Sundance Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary earlier this year. It’s also been nominated for other awards and is likely to be nominated for an Oscar, so would be a big selling point if it comes to Disney+ soon.
“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.
No Disney+ release has yet been confirmed, but with National Geographic being one of the core brands of the new streaming service, this documentary is likely to be available on Disney+ at some point.
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